With an overall population of 5,193 and a student population of 1,174, approximately 1,174 of Iowa Falls students attend one of Iowa Falls's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Iowa Falls's largest medical assistant school is Ellsworth Community College. In 2010, Ellsworth Community College graduated approximately 16 students from its medical assisting program.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Iowa Falls in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,872 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Iowa Falls medical assisting schools was an average of $15,640 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Iowa Falls-based medical assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $4,862 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,872.
If you plan on staying in Iowa Falls after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Iowa Falls, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. There were 3,030 medical assistants working in Iowa and 340 working in the greater Iowa Falls area in 2010. The number of medical assistants in Iowa Falls is expected 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 Iowa Falls, you can expect to make an average salary of $27,050 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.