Get started on your medical assisting career in Vermont with the resources on this page. The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s most recent report reveals 650 medical assistants with employment in Vermont earning on average $35,910 per year. Furthermore, the medical assisting profession is estimated to increase twenty-three percent from 2014 – 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Vermont
In order to compete as a medical assistant in Vermont you’ll want to become certified as most employers require a certificate. The American Medical Association – AMA recognizes two certifications for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the RMA – Registered Medical Assistant. Having either certificate will considerably increase your career options and payment.
The AAMA – American Association of Medical Assistants is the association that produces the certification granting official status of CMA. To earn a RMA certification, you need to follow the certification steps provided by AMT (American Medical Technologists). The chart below lists the requirements needed for each of the RMA and CMA 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|
AAMA Contact Info
Vermont doesn’t have an independent society for medical assistants, so you can learn more through the American Association for Medical Assistants here.
Why Be a CMA in Vermont?
Medical Assistants in Vermont benefit from competitive salaries and multiple accredited medical assisting programs. Learn more about salaries and programs on these pages: