With an overall population of 13,727 and a student population of 24,681, approximately 24,681 of Stony Brook students attend one of Stony Brook's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Stony Brook University is the largest medical assistant school in Stony Brook, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 51 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Stony Brook University.
In 2010, 51 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in Stony Brook. If you decide to attend one of Stony Brook's medical assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,770 per year in instate tuition and $26,670 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,590 per year, on average, for room and board at Stony Brook-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,148.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Stony Brook, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 19,370 medical assistants in New York. Of these medical assistants, 5,560 were working in the greater Stony Brook area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Stony Brook will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Stony Brook, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,680 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.