Highland has a general population of 976 and an overall student population of 3,698. Approximately 3,698 of Highland's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Highland, by student population, is Highland Community College. In 2010, Highland Community College graduated approximately 1 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Highland. If you decide to attend one of Highland's medical assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,485 per year in instate tuition and $11,015 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $420 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Highland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,480 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $4,635.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Highland, your job prospects are good. There were 3,410 medical assistants working in Kansas and 450 working in the greater Highland area in 2010. Highland's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Highland, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,890 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.