With an overall population of 29,871 and a student population of 18,858, approximately 258 of Poughkeepsie students attend one of Poughkeepsie's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Ridley-Lowell School of Business is the largest medical assistant school in Poughkeepsie, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 58 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Ridley-Lowell School of Business.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Poughkeepsie's medical assistant schools.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Poughkeepsie, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 19 medical assistants in New York were working in the greater Poughkeepsie area. The number of medical assistants in Poughkeepsie is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. 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 Poughkeepsie is $31,300 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.