With an overall population of 172,648 and a student population of 31,163, approximately 8,349 of Worcester students attend one of Worcester's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Quinsigamond Community College is the largest medical assistant school in Worcester, based on student population. In 2010, Quinsigamond Community College graduated approximately 6 students with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Worcester in 2010. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Worcester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $4,128.
You should also anticipate spending about $720 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Worcester, your job prospects are good. There were 21,040 medical assistants working in Massachusetts and 2,160 working in the greater Worcester area in 2010. The number of medical assistants in Worcester is expected to 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 Worcester is $34,570 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.