With an overall population of 113,288 and a student population of 3,994, approximately 747 of Independence students attend one of Independence's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
National American University-Independence is the largest medical assistant school in Independence, based on student population. In 2010, National American University-Independence graduated approximately 5 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in Independence. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Independence was $12,160 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,350 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Independence after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Independence, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, there were 18,770 medical assistants in Missouri. Of these medical assistants, 5,940 were working in the greater Independence area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Independence will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Independence, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,640 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.
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