Olympia has a total population of 42,514 and a student population of 10,542. Of these students, 5,651 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Olympia, by student population, is South Puget Sound Community College. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from South Puget Sound Community College with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Olympia's medical assistant schools. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Olympia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,026.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $904 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Olympia.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Olympia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 17,250 medical assistants in Washington State. Of these medical assistants, 700 were working in the greater Olympia area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Olympia will increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Olympia, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,390 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.