Cedar Rapids has a general population of 120,758 and an overall student population of 21,479. Approximately 18,254 of Cedar Rapids's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Cedar Rapids's largest medical assistant school is Kirkwood Community College. In 2010, Kirkwood Community College graduated approximately 45 students from its medical assisting program.
A total of 45 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Cedar Rapids in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Cedar Rapids was $3,330 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,410 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Cedar Rapids, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 medical assistants in Iowa were working in the greater Cedar Rapids area. Cedar Rapids's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 Rapids is $27,330 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068
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