With an overall population of 18,681 and a student population of 4,114, approximately 4,114 of Loma Linda students attend one of Loma Linda's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Loma Linda, by student population, is Loma Linda University. Approximately 24 students graduated in 2010 from Loma Linda University with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Loma Linda's medical assistant schools.
And if you live on campus at one of the Loma Linda-based medical assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $3,360 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Loma Linda, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 88,000 medical assistants in California, 7,230 were working in the greater Loma Linda area. Loma Linda's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Loma Linda, you can expect to make an average salary of $29,040 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.