Los Altos has a total population of 27,693 and a student population of 18,293. Of these students, 18,293 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Los Altos, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Foothill College. In 2010, Foothill College graduated approximately 43 students from its medical assisting program.
A reported 43 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Los Altos in 2010. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Los Altos, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $894.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,728 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Los Altos, your job prospects are good. There were 76,100 medical assistants working in California and 3,910 working in the greater Los Altos area in 2010. The number of medical assistants in Los Altos is expected to increase by 30% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Los Altos, you can expect to make an average salary of $35,540 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.