Ankeny has a general population of 27,117 and an overall student population of 22,741. Approximately 22,324 of Ankeny's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Ankeny, by student population, is Des Moines Area Community College. In 2010, Des Moines Area Community College graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Ankeny's medical assistant schools. Tuition in 2009 at Ankeny's medical assistant schools was $13,682 per year for instate students and $17,132 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ankeny-based medical assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $3,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,380.
If you plan on staying in Ankeny after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Ankeny, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 medical assistants in Iowa were working in the greater Ankeny area. Ankeny's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 29% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Ankeny, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,210 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.