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Medical Assistants

Employment Prospects


About 686,600 medical assistants are employed in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, and other medical facilities. Approximately 57 percent work in private doctors' offices and 15 percent work in hospitals. About 8 percent work in outpatient care centers and nursing and residential care facilities, and 4 percent work in the offices of other health care providers such as chiropractors.

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