Milpitas has a total population of 62,698 and a student population of 1,273. Of these students, 1,273 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Heald College-San Jose is the largest medical assistant school in Milpitas, based on student population. In 2010, Heald College-San Jose graduated approximately 128 students from its medical assisting program.
A total of 128 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Milpitas in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,315 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Milpitas after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Milpitas, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. There were 76,100 medical assistants working in California and 3,910 working in the greater Milpitas area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 30% in Milpitas. 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 Milpitas is $35,540 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.