With an overall population of 108,724 and a student population of 27,906, approximately 25,316 of Costa Mesa students attend one of Costa Mesa's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Costa Mesa, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Orange Coast College. In 2010, approximately 34 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Orange Coast College.
A reported 34 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Costa Mesa in 2010. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Costa Mesa, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $686.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Costa Mesa.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Costa Mesa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 88,000 medical assistants in California, 9,650 were working in the greater Costa Mesa area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Costa Mesa will increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Costa Mesa, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,530 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.