Tacoma has a total population of 193,556 and a student population of 22,872. Of these students, 708 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Tacoma, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Everest College-Tacoma. Approximately 296 students graduated in 2010 from Everest College-Tacoma with credentials in medical assisting.
A reported 296 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Tacoma in 2010.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tacoma, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 17,250 medical assistants in Washington State, 2,250 were working in the greater Tacoma area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Tacoma will increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Tacoma is $36,410 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.