El Monte has a total population of 115,965 and a student population of 214. Of these students, 76 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in El Monte, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Palladium Technical Academy. In 2010, Palladium Technical Academy graduated approximately 20 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in El Monte.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in El Monte, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 medical assistants in California were working in the greater El Monte area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in El Monte will increase by 30% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in El Monte is $29,230 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.