Become a medical assistant in New Hampshire with everything you need to get started on this page. Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Texas having 2,290 medical assistants working and earning on average $33,580. The medical assisting occupation is projected to grow much faster than most other occupations reaching a twenty three per cent increase between 2014 through 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in New Hampshire
New Hampshire doesn’t require medical assistants to obtain a certificate for employment, however most employers do demand certification. The American Medical Association (AMA) accepts two certifications for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the RMA – Registered Medical Assistant. Possessing either certificate will drastically enhance your career possibilities and earnings.
The AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) is the association that produces the certification granting CMA credentials. To earn a RMA certification, you must complete the certificate process offered by AMT (American Medical Technologists). The following chart displays the requisites to attain 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|
NHSMA Board Contact Info
The New Hampshire Society of Medical Assistants offers resources and information here on their chapter website.
Frank J Favata III, CMA (AAMA), BS
Why Be a CMA in New Hampshire?
The following pages contain important information on each of the accredited medical assisting programs in New Hampshire as well as average salaries for MAs in NH: