Whether you are just browsing or looking to change careers soon, there are FREE government resources that can help you make a more data-driven decision. In this article, we highlight West Palm Beach's medical assistant career statistics and showcase the government tool where the information was found.
First, let's begin with the most important, and probably most Googled, aspect people want to know when looking to make a career change - expected salary!
According to careeronestop.org, a government funded website, West Palm Beach medical assistants can expect higher salaries than the national average. Check out the following graphic that illustrates the national average versus the average yearly salary for medical assistants in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Boyton Beach.
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS EARN MORE IN WEST PALM BEACH, BOCA RATON, AND BOYTON BEACH THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.
The reason for the increase in salary has a lot to do with Florida's high demand for professionals in the health care industry. According to the same resource, careeronestop.org, Florida is ahead of the national average, not only in median salary earned but in projected job demand. It is forecasted that by 2024, Florida will have 2,450 medical assistant job openings and will grow a grand total of 33% from 2014's figures.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT WEST PALM BEACH DEMAND IS EXPECTED TO GROW MUCH FASTER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE (33% VERSUS 24%)
FLORIDA IS IN 3RD PLACE FOR STATES WITH THE HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT LEVEL FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS.
So if you are looking to start a new career in the healthcare industry, or if you are looking to change careers later in life, the Medical Institute of Palm Beach offers a 9-month medical assistant course that offers lifetime employment assistance so you can do what you love right here in your backyard.