With an overall population of 89,847 and a student population of 6,086, approximately 878 of Billings students attend one of Billings's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Billings, by student population, is Rocky Mountain College. In 2010, Rocky Mountain College graduated approximately 26 students with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in Billings. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Billings was $20,016 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,480 per year, on average, for room and board at Billings-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Billings, your job prospects are good. There were 1,110 medical assistants working in Montana and 240 working in the greater Billings area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 30% in Billings. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Billings, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,630 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.