Somerville has a general population of 77,478 and an overall student population of 859. Approximately 859 of Somerville's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Lincoln Technical Institute is the largest medical assistant school in Somerville, based on student population. In 2010, Lincoln Technical Institute graduated approximately 239 students with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 239 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Somerville in 2010.
If you plan on staying in Somerville after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Somerville, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. There were 21,040 medical assistants working in Massachusetts and 11,200 working in the greater Somerville area in 2010. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Somerville will increase by 14% 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 Somerville is $38,800 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.