With an overall population of 30,904 and a student population of 4,292, approximately 4,200 of Lewiston students attend one of Lewiston's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Lewiston's largest medical assistant school is Lewis-Clark State College. In 2010, Lewis-Clark State College graduated approximately 7 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Lewiston's medical assistant schools. Tuition in 2009 at Lewiston's medical assistant schools was $17,886 per year for instate students and $26,076 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,520 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Lewiston. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board at Lewiston-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,356.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Lewiston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 17 medical assistants in Idaho were working in the greater Lewiston area. The number of medical assistants in Lewiston is expected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Lewiston, you can expect to make an average salary of $29,780 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.