Kirkland has a general population of 45,054 and an overall student population of 6,029. Approximately 4,646 of Kirkland's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Kirkland, by student population, is Lake Washington Technical College. In 2010, Lake Washington Technical College graduated approximately 14 students with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Kirkland in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Kirkland was $2,922 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,242 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Kirkland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 17,250 medical assistants in Washington State, 7,780 were working in the greater Kirkland area. Kirkland's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Kirkland is $39,650 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.