A new wave of job postings in San Diego and San Francisco are fueling a boom in medical assistant positions across the state, but what’s going on there?
Here’s a look at what you need to know.1.
San Diego Medical Assistant JobsAre there jobs for medical assistants in San Francisco?
No, but there are plenty of medical assistants who are looking for work in the Bay Area.
That’s because of a federal rule that requires companies to offer positions in all states.
In California, that means you need a job with a medical assistant, an office assistant or an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) to qualify.
The state has a cap on the number of jobs it can provide.
For those who can find work, you’ll get $60,000 a year in salary and a $3,000 bonus.
That money is shared among all employees.2.
The Salary CapIn California, medical assistants earn $60 per hour with an annual salary of $66,000.
That means they will earn $61,000 in salary, plus $12,000 per year in overtime pay.
That extra money comes out of your paycheck and goes to your state retirement plan, the state’s unemployment insurance fund and your state’s medicaid program.
The federal government pays for all of this, so the salary cap is $72,000 for each year of employment.3.
The Jobs Are HighIn the San Francisco Bay Area, there are more than 20,000 jobs for a medical technician, nurse, nurse assistant and APRN.
A total of 2,200 of these jobs have a cap of $36,000, and a total of 1,400 of these positions have a caps of $24,000 and $16,000 respectively.4.
The Pay CapThe federal pay cap in California is $52,000 annually, which is also the amount that an APRN or a nurse has to make.
However, the number is capped at $24 a week for an APR, $30 a week per nurse, $25 a week an advanced nurse practitioner and $12.50 for an assistant or office assistant.
It also caps at $36 a week in pay for medical and medical assistant workers in San Fran.5.
The Wages Are LowThe salary for an office or medical assistant in San Jose is $46,000 with an average annual salary for each job at $65,000-$69,000 depending on the state.
An APRN in San Mateo, for example, would have to make $53,000 to earn the same pay as an office nurse in San Luis Obispo.6.
There’s no Vacancy InsuranceThere is no annual Vacancy insurance that covers medical and surgical office assistants, but you can get the most money for medical office assistant jobs when you’re eligible for an incentive pay credit, which starts at $50,000 plus $5,000 each year, according to the state Department of Insurance.
In the Bay area, you can also get an incentive check when you renew your insurance for a year at $30,000 or $50.7.
The Medical Care Pay CapIn addition to the annual Vacance Insurance, there’s no annual medical care pay cap.
In fact, there is a $2,500 cap for all employers in California.
you work, the cap increases by $10,000 when you have a medical emergency, which happens when you’ve had a heart attack, stroke, stroke survivor, major surgery or other medical problem.
It drops to $1,500 for an emergency of a minor nature and then to $200 for a major emergency.8.
The Minimum WageIn the Bay areas, medical office assistants and APR’s earn $24.00 an hour, with an extra $5.00 for overtime.
That $5 bonus for the first year of a new job is based on the average hourly wage for an occupation in the state of California.9.
There Is No Minimum WageThe federal minimum wage in California was $7.25 an hour in 2014, but the state doesn’t set an hourly minimum wage.
That leaves a wide range of options for those looking for an income.
For an APRD in San Juan Capistrano, for instance, you could make $10.50 an hour with no overtime pay and a bonus of up to $10 a week.
That same person could earn $14.75 an hour plus $2.50 a day for a full-time position.10.
There Are No Jobs for Medical AssistantsIn addition, the California Medical Assistance Commission has no requirement that medical assistants be paid the same as medical assistants, or the same wage, according an email from the commission.
That is because of the medical assistants’ medical specialty, which makes them exempt from California’s overtime requirements.
However., medical assistants do have a higher standard of living than those working in office positions