Start your MA career in Utah with the resources on this page. Statistics produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals Utah possessing 7,270 medical assistants with a occupation to work earning an avg salary of $30,180. Boasting a projected twenty three per cent increase through 2024, the medical assistant profession is growing rapidly.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Utah
Even though you can lawfully work as a Medical Assistant in Utah with no certificate, to be competitive in the job market most Medical Assistants are certified because most employers typically require certification. The American Medical Association (AMA) accepts two certifications for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the RMA – Registered Medical Assistant. Obtaining either certificate will greatly enhance your occupation opportunities and earnings.
The AAMA – American Association of Medical Assistants is the association that offers the certification giving CMA credentials. To obtain a RMA certification, you must complete the certification process offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT). The chart below lists the requirements needed for each of the RMA and CMA 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|
USSMA Board Contact Info
The Utah State Society of Medical Assistants offers resources and information here on their chapter website.
Crystal Spackman, CMA(AAMA)
Why Be a CMA in Utah?
Medical Assistants in Utah will find accredited MA programs and competitive MA salaries. Learn more about each on the following pages:
- Research Utah’s Accredited Medical Assistant Programs
- Compare average CMA Salaries in Utah’s major cities