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Medical Assistants

Employment Prospects


About 601,240 medical assistants are employed in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, and other medical facilities. Approximately 59 percent work in private doctors' offices and 15 percent work in hospitals. Another 10 percent work in offices of other health practitioners such as optometrists and chiropractors. Others work in outpatient care centers and nursing and residential care facilities.

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