Everything necessary to become a medical assistant in Nebraska is on this page. The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s most current report reflects 3,320 medical assistants employed in Nebraska earning on avg $30,690. The MA field is expected to grow quickly at 23% through 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Nebraska
Nebraska doesn’t currently require medical assistants to obtain certification for employment, however most employers do demand certification. The American Medical Association – AMA recognizes 2 certificates for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the RMA or Registered Medical Assistant. Earning one of these certifications will significantly increase your occupation possibilities and salary.
The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is the association that produces the certificate granting official credentials of CMA. To complete a RMA certification, you must complete the certificate process offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT). The following chart displays the requisites 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|
NSMA Board Contact Info
The Nebraska Society of Medical Assistants offers resources and information here on their chapter website.
Terrie King, CMA (AAMA)
NSMA Contact Info
Why Be a CMA in Nebraska?
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