Hartford has a total population of 121,578 and a student population of 8,257. Of these students, 4,280 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Hartford, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Capital Community College. In 2010, approximately 17 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Capital Community College.
A reported 17 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Hartford in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,200 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,250 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Hartford after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Hartford, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, there were 6,420 medical assistants in Connecticut. Of these medical assistants, 2,140 were working in the greater Hartford area. Hartford's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Hartford is $32,640 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.