Medical assistants currently form one of the most popular form of medical careers in the US. There are tons of open positions in the large cities and many more that are to be added in the next couple of years.
Chicago is no exception. Currently, there are more than 11,000 medical assistant jobs in Chicago. In the next 6 years there will be more than 2,700 more jobs available in the city and the immediately surrounding areas of Illinois. For every 1,000 people there are three medical assistant jobs in Chicago. There is no shortage of jobs in Chicago, and the city is in fact considered to be the #3 city with the highest number of available jobs in the whole of the United States.
The average medical assistant salary in Chicago is approximately $31,000 per year, or $15 an hour. This is more than $3,000 above the national average, making Chicago a great place to look for work as a medical assistant.
There are many different types of medical assistant jobs in Chicago. There are many jobs available at hospitals and medical centers such as MacNeil Hospital and Dupage Medical Group. In addition to these jobs there are positions available at medical offices and physicians offices all across the city.
Northwestern Medical Center is one of the largest employers of medical assistants and they offer full time employment with a great benefits package. There are so many job prospects out there you pretty much have the pick of the litter. As you are in such a high demand the decision of where to work really is up to you.
There are many great advantages surrounding becoming a medical assistant. Helping people in a hands-on manner is an important part of this career, so you must be a cheery and helpful person with a great attitude. If this sounds like you, then working in the Chicago area may be the best place for you to find a wide variety of medical companies and doctors that are looking to hire experienced and newly graduated medical assistants to join their flock.