Bedford's largest medical assistant school is Middlesex Community College. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from Middlesex Community College with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Bedford's medical assistant schools. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Bedford was $3,650 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bedford, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 21,040 medical assistants in Massachusetts, 11,200 were working in the greater Bedford area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 14% in Bedford. 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 Bedford is $38,800 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.