Estherville has a general population of 6,656 and an overall student population of 3,201. Approximately 3,201 of Estherville's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Estherville, by student population, is Iowa Lakes Community College. In 2010, Iowa Lakes Community College graduated approximately 3 students from its medical assisting program.
A reported 3 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Estherville in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Estherville's medical assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,952 per year in instate tuition and $14,016 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Estherville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,102.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Estherville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,990 medical assistants in Iowa, 330 were working in the greater Estherville area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 23% in Estherville. 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 Estherville is $25,960 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.