UMA Programs / Clearwater Campus

Career Outlook

Employment in the Medical Assistant field is projected to grow 23% (much faster than average) from 2018 to 2028. This field is projected to add 154,900 new jobs through 2028.1

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, 20191