All you need to know to become a medical assistant in Montana is on this page with links to get started. The BLS’ most current record reveals 1,150 medical assistants working in Montana earning an average salary of $31,240. The field is expected to grow 23% through 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Montana
Montana doesn’t require medical assistants to obtain certification for employment, however most employers do require a certificate. The AMA – American Medical Association acknowledges 2 certificates for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the RMA – Registered Medical Assistant. Having one of the certifications will considerably improve your job possibilities and earnings.
The AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) is the agency that provides the certificate granting the credentials of CMA. To complete a RMA certification, you need to follow the certificate procedure offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT). The following chart shows the requisites to earn a CMA or RMA certification.
|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 Montana Chapter Contact Info
Montana doesn’t have an independent society for medical assistants, so you can learn more through their chapter of the American Association for Medical Assistants here.
Why Be a CMA in Montana?
Learn about medical assistant opportunities for education and compensation in Montana on these pages: