With an overall population of 26,128 and a student population of 7,708, approximately 7,634 of Eureka students attend one of Eureka's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Eureka's largest medical assistant school is College of the Redwoods. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from College of the Redwoods with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 17 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Eureka in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Eureka's medical assistant schools was $10,724 per year for instate students and $16,148 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,330 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Eureka. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,558 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,178.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Eureka, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 76,100 medical assistants in California. Of these medical assistants, 180 were working in the greater Eureka area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Eureka will increase by 30% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Eureka, you can expect to make an average salary of $27,230 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.