Monterey has a general population of 29,674 and an overall student population of 12,872. Approximately 9,578 of Monterey's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Monterey's largest medical assistant school is Monterey Peninsula College. In 2010, Monterey Peninsula College graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in medical assisting.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Monterey in 2010. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Monterey, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $678.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Monterey.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Monterey, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 76,100 medical assistants in California. Of these medical assistants, 910 were working in the greater Monterey area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Monterey will increase by 30% 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 Monterey is $35,880 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.