Twin Falls has a total population of 34,469 and a student population of 8,169. Of these students, 8,133 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
College of Southern Idaho is the largest medical assistant school in Twin Falls, based on student population. In 2010, College of Southern Idaho graduated approximately 9 students from its medical assisting program.
A reported 9 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Twin Falls in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Twin Falls's medical assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,728 per year in instate tuition and $17,048 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Twin Falls. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,780 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,948.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Twin Falls, your job prospects are good. There were 1,350 medical assistants working in Idaho and 180 working in the greater Twin Falls area in 2010. The number of medical assistants in Twin Falls is expected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Twin Falls, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,620 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.