Iowa City has a general population of 62,220 and an overall student population of 29,100. Approximately 28,987 of Iowa City's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Iowa City, by student population, is University of Iowa. In 2010, University of Iowa graduated approximately 50 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 50 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in Iowa City. Tuition in 2009 at Iowa City's medical assistant schools was $19,438 per year for instate students and $34,812 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,090 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Iowa City-based medical assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $8,004 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,044.
If you plan on staying in Iowa City after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Iowa City, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, of the 3,990 medical assistants in Iowa, 420 were working in the greater Iowa City area. Iowa City's medical assistant workforce is projected 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 Iowa City is $34,940 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.