Williamsport has a total population of 30,706 and a student population of 7,958. Of these students, 6,409 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Williamsport's largest medical assistant school is Pennsylvania College of Technology. In 2010, Pennsylvania College of Technology graduated approximately 28 students with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in Williamsport. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,505 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Williamsport medical assisting schools was an average of $27,655 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Williamsport-based medical assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $8,350 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $16,155.
If you plan on staying in Williamsport after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Williamsport, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 20,350 medical assistants in Pennsylvania. Of these medical assistants, 150 were working in the greater Williamsport area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Williamsport will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Williamsport, you can expect to make an average salary of $24,550 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.