Melbourne has a total population of 71,382 and a student population of 9,123. Of these students, 896 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Melbourne, by student population, is Everest University. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Everest University.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Melbourne's medical assistant schools. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Melbourne was $13,428 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Melbourne, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 22 medical assistants in Florida were working in the greater Melbourne area. The number of medical assistants in Melbourne is expected to increase by 30% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Melbourne, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,590 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.