All info and resources necessary for your medical assistant career in Missouri are on this page. Career statistics created by the Bureau of Labor Statistics displays Missouri having 9,000 medical assistants employed. MAs in Missouri earn an average of $29,480 annually and the field is boasting an estimated twenty-three percent growth rate by 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Missouri
In order to compete as a medical assistant in Missouri, although not required by law, you may want to gain certification as most employers require certification. The AMA – American Medical Association recognizes 2 certifications for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the RMA – Registered Medical Assistant. Obtaining one of the certifications will considerably enhance your job options and earnings.
The AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) is the association that produces the certification giving the credentials of CMA. To complete a RMA certification, you must complete the certificate process offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT). The following chart shows the requirements to complete a CMA or RMA certificate.
|Meet 1 of the eligibility requirements. (CMA requires graduating a CAAHEP or ABHES accredited program, RMA also offers eligibility from military education, work experience and instructing.)||View Eligibility Details||View Eligibility Details|
|Submit required supporting documentation for exam application process.||Documents||Documents|
|Apply for exam and pay application fee.||Application, $125||Application, $120|
|Schedule your exam date.||Schedule||Schedule|
|Complete your exam. (Upon completion, the CMA exam will show whether you pass/failed immediately and RMA exams taken online will provide your actual score immediately.)||Yes||Yes|
|Wait 8-10 weeks (CMA candidates will receive official test scores at this time and RMA candidates will receive their certification.)||Yes||Yes|
|Passing CMA applicants then wait another 10 weeks after receiving scores to receive their certification and card.||Yes||No|
|You have the ability to retest if you fail for both the CMA and RMA||Retest info||Retest info|
|Continuing Education, membership fees, and recertification are required for both the CMA and RMA||Recertify info||Recertify info|
AAMA Missouri Chapter Contact Info
Missouri’s independent society for medical assistants has a Facebook page, and you can also learn more through their chapter of the American Association for Medical Assistants here.
Why Be a CMA in Missouri?
Learn about your opportunities for education and compensation as a medical assistant in Missouri on these pages: