With an overall population of 51,466 and a student population of 13,585, approximately 13,493 of Pocatello students attend one of Pocatello's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Pocatello, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Idaho State University. Approximately 48 students graduated in 2010 from Idaho State University with credentials in medical assisting.
A reported 56 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Pocatello in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Pocatello's medical assistant schools was $15,092 per year for instate students and $24,894 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,050 per year, on average, for room and board at Pocatello-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,042.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Pocatello, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 23 medical assistants in Idaho were working in the greater Pocatello area. Pocatello's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 31% 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 Pocatello is $23,490 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.