All procedures, info, forms and contacts are on this page to help you begin your career as a CMA in Texas. Employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics displays Texas having 57,180 medical assistants earning an average of $29,180 annually with much expected growth in the field.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Texas
To be competitive as a medical assistant in Texas you’ll want to gain certification as many employers require a certificate. The American Medical Association – AMA recognizes two certifications for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Obtaining either certification will greatly enhance your job possibilities and compensation.
The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is the association that provides the certification giving CMA status. To achieve a RMA certificate, you must follow the certification process offered by AMT – American Medical Technologists. The following chart displays the requisites to obtain 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|
TSMA Board Contact Info
For information directly from the Texas Society of Medical Assistants, an affiliate of the AAMA, visit their website to learn about opportunities for CEU credits, sponshorship, employment, scholarships and more.
Sherry Bogar, CMA (AAMA)
Why Be a CMA in Texas?
- The average CMA salary in Texas is very competitive. So, if compensation is important to you then you should consider work opportunities in TX.
- If you are working on your degree, then there are plenty of CMA Schools in Texas to choose from.