Old Westbury has a total population of 4,228 and a student population of 13,068. Of these students, 9,171 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Old Westbury, by student population, is New York Institute of Technology. In 2010, New York Institute of Technology graduated approximately 53 students with credentials in medical assisting.
A reported 53 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Old Westbury in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Old Westbury was $24,140 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Old Westbury. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,520 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $28,430.
If you plan on staying in Old Westbury after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Old Westbury, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, there were 19,370 medical assistants in New York. Of these medical assistants, 5,560 were working in the greater Old Westbury area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 23% in Old Westbury. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Old Westbury is $33,680 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.