With an overall population of 85,013 and a student population of 9,273, approximately 5,829 of Sioux City students attend one of Sioux City's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Sioux City's largest medical assistant school is Western Iowa Tech Community College. In 2010, Western Iowa Tech Community College graduated approximately 8 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Sioux City's medical assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,845 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Sioux City medical assisting schools was an average of $13,385 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $960 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Sioux City. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,977 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,745.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Sioux City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,990 medical assistants in Iowa, 330 were working in the greater Sioux City area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 23% in Sioux City. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Sioux City, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,960 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.