Elmira has a general population of 30,940 and an overall student population of 2,218. Approximately 515 of Elmira's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Elmira, by student population, is Elmira Business Institute. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from Elmira Business Institute with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in Elmira. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Elmira was $11,980 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $4,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Elmira.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Elmira, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 135 medical assistants in New York were working in the greater Elmira area. The number of medical assistants in Elmira is expected to increase by 23% 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 Elmira is $24,680 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.