Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Training at a glance

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 1 year
  • On the job time: 2000 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: No less than 306 hours
  • Additional Training: Must pass certification exam determined by the sponsor. If taken through the Wisconsin Technical System, the apprentice must also satisfy all requirements of the WTCS Medical Assistant technical diploma prior to beginning the apprenticeship.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: +19.6%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $40,366

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 * Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information,

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.