Urbandale has a total population of 29,072 and a student population of 782. Of these students, 641 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Urbandale's largest medical assistant school is Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus. In 2010, approximately 56 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus.
A reported 56 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Urbandale in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Urbandale was $14,560 per year, on average.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Urbandale, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 medical assistants in Iowa were working in the greater Urbandale area. The number of medical assistants in Urbandale is expected to increase by 29% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Urbandale, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,210 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.