Redwood City has a total population of 75,402 and a student population of 7,280. Of these students, 7,280 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Redwood City's largest medical assistant school is Canada College. Approximately 47 students graduated in 2010 from Canada College with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 47 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Redwood City in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Redwood City was $780 per year, on average.
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 Redwood City.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Redwood City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 88,000 medical assistants in California, 4,380 were working in the greater Redwood City area. Redwood City's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 24% 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 Redwood City is $37,580 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.