UMA Programs / Clearwater Campus

Career Outlook

The Medical Assistant field is projected to grow 29% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the rate of all occupations. The field is expected to add about 183,900 new jobs during this time.1

The reasons for this job growth are1:

  • The aging Baby Boomer population creating more need for physicians, who in turn need more medical assistants
  • An increasing number of group practices
  • Steady growth in the primary care sector
Physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.The Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20171