West Burlington has a total population of 3,161 and a student population of 3,754. Of these students, 3,754 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
West Burlington's largest medical assistant school is Southeastern Community College. In 2010, Southeastern Community College graduated approximately 27 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of West Burlington's medical assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,614 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Burlington medical assisting schools was an average of $11,764 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $940 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Burlington-based medical assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $5,310 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,304.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Burlington, your job prospects are good. There were 3,030 medical assistants working in Iowa and 810 working in the greater West Burlington area in 2010. The number of medical assistants in West Burlington is expected to increase by 29% 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 West Burlington is $26,120 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.