It is an exciting time for medical assistant schools in Maine and for the students looking at enrolling in to them. Many of the healthcare jobs in Maine are seeing growth but not many are seeing the growth that medical assisting is seeing. We will walk you through the process to becoming a medical assistant in Maine, how to go about getting certified, what the outlook is for jobs and salary is and much more for you below.
Becoming a Maine Medical Assistant is Easier Now Than Ever
Maine doesn’t require that their medical assistants are certified in order to work. But they have to have completed high school or earned a G.E.D. That is usually the only prerequisite for entrance in to accredited training in Maine. We will get more in to the details below.
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The 5 Necessary Steps for Becoming a Medical Assistant in Maine
Step 1 – Choose if you will get Certified or not
Since the state of Maine does not make their medical assistants get certified in order to work in the field, many can find work without it. But, it is becoming more and more rare to do so. We strongly recommend certification for the upside it offers your career in the long term and short term.
Step 2 – Pick Your Desired Education Level for Medical Assisting
Finishing a formal medical assistant training program will allow you to be eligible for certification and then become a medical assistant in Maine. Choose between a program to receive a certificate in medical assisting or get an associate degree.
Step 3 – Take Accredited Training in Medical Assisting in Maine
Medical assistant education in Maine is regulated by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The state of Maine demands all those looking at becoming certified will need to finish a program that is accredited by the ABHES or the CAAHEP. Make sure you see if your program is one of those approved programs before enrollment.
Accredited medical assistant training in Maine
Beal College – Medical Assisting Program
99 Farm Rd Bangor, ME 04401-6831
Initial Accreditation Date: 10/24/1985
Program Director: Barbara Marchelletta CMA (AAMA), RHIT, CPC, CPT, AHI
Phone: (207) 947-4591 Ext -324
Eastern Maine Community College – Medical Assisting Program
354 Hogan Road Bangor, ME 04401-4206
Initial Accreditation Date: 3/18/2011
Program Director: Sally Hall BA, MT (ASCP), CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (207) 974-4882
Kennebec Valley Community College – Medical Assisting Program
92 Western Avenue Fairfield, ME 04937-1367
Initial Accreditation Date: 10/16/1998
Program Director: Ann Felicia Walker CMA (AAMA), BS
Phone: (207) 453-5005
Northern Maine Community College – Medical Assisting Program
33 Edgemont Drive Presque Isle, ME 04769-2016
Initial Accreditation Date: 7/18/2013
Program Director: Taylor LeBlanc CMA (AAMA), BS
Phone: (207) 768-2749
Washington County Community College – Medical Assisting Program
One College Drive Calais, ME 04619
Initial Accreditation Date: 9/16/2011
Program Director: Nickey Dubey MS, RMA (AMT), CMC
Phone: (207) 454-1004
Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road South Portland, Maine 04106
ABHES ID#: MA-515
Phone: (207) 741-5775
Fax: (207) 741-5736
29 Sewall Street Brunswick, Maine 4011
Medical Assisting – Associate of Applied Science (Blended)
Medical Assisting – Certificate (Blended)
Initial Year Accredited: 2016
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Ms. Nina Huntington, Department Chair
Step 4 – Be Sure to Finish all Your Hours of Clinical Work
Finishing an accredited training course is the only way to become a medical assistant in Maine. Successfully taking this step requires you to finish the mandated number of hours of hands-on clinical training established by your school.
You will not be deemed eligible to take any certification exams without having met this prerequisite.
Step 5 – Pass Certification Test for Maine Medical Assistants
In Maine, there is a requirement to pass a nationally recognized test for certification in medical assisting. To see more data on the actual examinations, see our great detailed resource here. We go in to detail on how to prep for the test, what to expect on the test and more.
Medical Assistant Salary and Jobs Outlook in Maine
You will find out that a 10% increase in Maine is expected for medical assisting. View salary information for Maine by location below.
|Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan NECTA||Hourly||$12.70||$16.79||$21.64|
|Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA||Hourly||$12.78||$16.72||$24.74|
|Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA||Hourly||$12.40||$15.60||$18.99|
|Southwest Maine BOS||Hourly||$12.42||$15.51||$18.97|
|Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA||Hourly||$12.70||$14.63||$19.50|
|Northeast Maine BOS||Hourly||$10.77||$13.71||$17.60|