Salina has a general population of 45,679 and an overall student population of 1,250. Approximately 339 of Salina's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Salina, by student population, is Salina Area Technical College. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Salina Area Technical College with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Salina's medical assistant schools. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Salina, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,452.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $325 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Salina, your job prospects are good. There were 4,010 medical assistants working in Kansas and 940 working in the greater Salina area in 2010. Salina's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 30% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Salina, you can expect to make an average salary of $22,350 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.