With an overall population of 29,843 and a student population of 12,893, approximately 12,893 of Saratoga students attend one of Saratoga's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Saratoga, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is West Valley College. Approximately 33 students graduated in 2010 from West Valley College with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 33 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Saratoga in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Saratoga was $700 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,388 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Saratoga after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Saratoga, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, there were 76,100 medical assistants in California. Of these medical assistants, 3,910 were working in the greater Saratoga area. The number of medical assistants in Saratoga is expected to increase by 30% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Saratoga, 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.