With an overall population of 7,914 and a student population of 4,872, approximately 3,953 of Glenside students attend one of Glenside's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Glenside, by student population, is Arcadia University. Approximately 92 students graduated in 2010 from Arcadia University with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 92 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Glenside in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $31,260 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,680 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $34,860.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Glenside, your job prospects are good. There were 23,400 medical assistants working in Pennsylvania and 8,770 working in the greater Glenside area in 2010. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Glenside will 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 Glenside is $30,530 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.