Lynnwood has a total population of 33,847 and a student population of 9,658. Of these students, 9,658 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Edmonds Community College is the largest medical assistant school in Lynnwood, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Edmonds Community College.
A total of 29 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Lynnwood in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Lynnwood's medical assistant schools was $12,440 per year for instate students and $17,660 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $972 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,300 per year, on average, for room and board at Lynnwood-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,118.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Lynnwood, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 17,250 medical assistants in Washington State. Of these medical assistants, 7,780 were working in the greater Lynnwood area. Lynnwood'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.
As a medical assistant in Lynnwood, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,650 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.