Start your medical assisting career in Oklahoma using the resources on this page. Census studies from the BLS display Oklahoma having 7,880 medical assistants working and earning on average $28,770. Offering a predicted twenty-three % growth thru 2024, the medical assistant profession is growing rapidly.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Oklahoma
Though you can legally be employed as a Medical Assistant in Oklahoma without having a certificate, to be competitive in the job market nearly all Medical Assistants are certified as employers typically require a certificate. The American Medical Association – AMA acknowledges two certificates for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Possessing either certification will greatly enhance your work opportunities and salary.
The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is the association that produces the certification granting official credentials of CMA. To obtain a RMA certification, you must complete the certification process offered by AMT (American Medical Technologists). The following chart displays the requisites to attain 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 Oklahoma Chapter Contact Info
Oklahoma 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.
Billie J. Acree, CMA (AAMA)
Why Be a CMA in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma offers accredited MA programs and competitive salaries for medical assistants, learn more about a medical assisting career in Oklahoma on these pages: