2012-Medical Assistant-Program Trends

2012-Medical Assistant-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Medical Assistant
Occupation Report
April 27, 2012
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Medical assistants (SOC 31-9092)

Education Level
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2011 Median Hourly Earnings

454
472
18
3.97%
41
$13.80

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

454
10,725
555,338

2017
Change
Jobs
472
11,617
608,962

18
892
53,624

%
Change
4%
8%
10%

2011
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$13.80
$14.57
$14.20

Openin
gs
41
1,355
77,071

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Top Industries for Selected Occupation

NAICS
Code
621111
622110
621310
930000
621320
920000
623110

2013
Jobs

Name
Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health
Specialists)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Offices of Chiropractors
Local government
Offices of Optometrists
State government
Nursing Care Facilities

2017
Jobs

Change

%
Change

176

157

-19

-11%

146
60
12
<10
<10
<10

170
67
12
11
<10
<10

24
7
0
----

16%
12%
0%
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Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

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Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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