Kansas City has a general population of 146,866 and an overall student population of 7,938. Approximately 7,137 of Kansas City's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Kansas City, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Kansas City Kansas Community College. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from Kansas City Kansas Community College with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Kansas City's medical assistant schools. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Kansas City, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,770.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $920 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Kansas City.
If you plan on staying in Kansas City after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Kansas City, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 medical assistants in Kansas were working in the greater Kansas City area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Kansas City will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Kansas City is $30,640 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.