Liberal has a general population of 19,666 and an overall student population of 1,850. Approximately 1,850 of Liberal's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Liberal, by student population, is Seward County Community College and Area Technical School. In 2010, Seward County Community College and Area Technical School graduated approximately 8 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Liberal. If you decide to attend one of Liberal's medical assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,384 per year in instate tuition and $11,120 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,200 per year, on average, for room and board at Liberal-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,148.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Liberal, your job prospects are good. There were 4,010 medical assistants working in Kansas and 940 working in the greater Liberal area in 2010. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Liberal will increase by 30% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Liberal is $22,350 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.
1801 N. Kansas Ave., Liberal, Kansas 67901
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