All that you need to begin your medical assisting career in Ohio is on this page. The BLS’ census studies show 21,520 medical assistants working in Ohio earning on avg $29,240. Offering an estimated twenty three per cent growth by 2024, the medical assistant profession is growing rapidly.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Ohio
In Ohio, there aren’t much guidelines over a medical assistant’s scope offered by the state, like most states physicians are given leeway and determining the functions of MAs.
Although the state doesn’t require certification of MAs, in order to compete as a medical assistant in Ohio’s job market you will want to become certified as most employers require certification. The American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes two certifications for medical assistants, the CMA – Certified Medical Assistant and the RMA – Registered Medical Assistant. Obtaining one of these certifications will drastically increase your career options and earnings.
The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is the organization that offers the certificate providing official status of CMA. To achieve a RMA certification, you need to follow the certificate process offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT). Below are the requirements needed for both the CMA and RMA certificates.
|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|
OSSMA Board Contact Info
The Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants offers resources and information here on their chapter website.
Diana Rogers CMA (AAMA)
OSSMA Contact Info
Why Be a CMA in Ohio?
Ohio offers more accredited medical assisting programs than any other state as well as competitive MA salaries, learn more about a medical assistant career in Ohio on these pages: