Even before COVID-19, the demand for certified medical assistants (CMAs) was expected to grow by 19% from 2019 through 2029. That’s much faster than average when compared to other occupations and is due, in large part, to the aging Baby Boomer population.
Now, with this new global pandemic, the need for qualified CMAs is even greater. If you’re looking for a new job in the field that’s the right fit, where do you begin? Consider a move to Spokane, WA.
Currently, there’s a big demand for CMAs with healthcare employers who are ready to hire almost immediately and offering competitive salary and compensation packages. In Washington State, for instance, the average salary for a CMA is $19.38 per hour. That’s over a dollar more an hour when compared to the national average, which is $18.32 per hour, according to the American Association of Medical Assistants. Of course, if you have many years of experience and any specialized expertise, you can expect higher compensation based on your skill set.
What’s more is that the cost of living for the Spokane area is actually 4% below the national average. That means you’ll have an affordable place to call home, one that still offers every amenity from great schools to sports, entertainment, culture and more.
In fact, the area offers 76 lakes and rivers, 35 public and private golf courses, five ski resorts, six state parks and four national forests. It is also home to 14 school districts and 60 private schools with K-12 options, charter schools, STEM academies, focused skills centers, and bilingual programs.
Ready to Find Your Next CMA job in Spokane?
If you’re ready to make a move to a place where you can live comfortably and happily on a CMA salary, turn to Provisional Recruiting. We count many top healthcare organizations across Spokane County and Northern Idaho as clients and can help you get your foot in the door with them. Before that, though, we’ll take time to learn about your background, skill set, personality and lifestyle. This enables us to match you with the ideal position, as well as the best employer for you.
At Provisional Recruiting, we have employers who are looking for talented CMAs and are ready to hire now! Contact us today to get started.