Here you will find all you need to begin your career as a medical assistant in Nevada. The BLS’ latest report displays 5,920 medical assistants employed in Nevada earning on average $31,740. The medical assisting field is projected to increase fast, attaining 23 percent growth between 2014 – 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Nevada
In Nevada, the state defines the scope of medical assistants. Even though you can lawfully work as a Medical Assistant in Nevada without certification, to be competitive in the job market nearly all Medical Assistants are certified because employers frequently demand certification.
The American Medical Association – AMA recognizes 2 certifications for medical assistants, the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Having either certificate will considerably increase your job opportunities and payment.
The AAMA – American Association of Medical Assistants is the association that provides the certification giving CMA status. To earn a RMA certification, you must complete the certification process provided by AMT (American Medical Technologists). Below are the requirements for both the CMA and RMA certifications.
|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|
NVSMA – AAMA Chapter Contact Info
The Nevada Society for Medical Assistants doesn’t have its own website, so you can learn more through their chapter of the American Association for Medical Assistants here.
Why Be a CMA in Nevada?
Find out important info about the accredited Medical Assisting programs offered in Nevada as well as average salary data for MAs in Nevada on these pages: