Sarasota has a general population of 52,715 and an overall student population of 4,253. Approximately 384 of Sarasota's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Sarasota's largest medical assistant school is Meridian Career Institute. In 2010, Meridian Career Institute graduated approximately 0 students from its medical assisting program.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Sarasota, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 32 medical assistants in Florida were working in the greater Sarasota area. Sarasota's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 30% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Sarasota is $29,450 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.