With an overall population of 188,856 and a student population of 18,885, approximately 18,410 of Modesto students attend one of Modesto's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Modesto, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Modesto Junior College. In 2010, Modesto Junior College graduated approximately 32 students with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Modesto. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Modesto, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $670.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Modesto, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 88,000 medical assistants in California. Of these medical assistants, 1,010 were working in the greater Modesto area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Modesto will increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Modesto, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,650 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.