Elizabeth has a total population of 120,568 and a student population of 583. Of these students, 543 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Elizabeth, by student population, is Drake College of Business. Approximately 431 students graduated in 2010 from Drake College of Business with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 431 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Elizabeth in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,200 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Elizabeth after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Elizabeth, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 medical assistants in New Jersey were working in the greater Elizabeth area. Elizabeth's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Elizabeth, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,450 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.