Cedar Falls has a total population of 36,145 and a student population of 14,191. Of these students, 791 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Cedar Falls, by student population, is Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus. In 2010, Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus graduated approximately 42 students with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 42 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Cedar Falls's medical assistant schools. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Cedar Falls was $14,560 per year, on average.
If you plan on staying in Cedar Falls after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Cedar Falls, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, there were 3,990 medical assistants in Iowa. Of these medical assistants, 290 were working in the greater Cedar Falls area. The number of medical assistants in Cedar Falls is expected to increase by 23% 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 Cedar Falls is $28,950 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.