Butte has a general population of 33,892 and an overall student population of 2,741. Approximately 507 of Butte's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Butte, by student population, is Montana Tech-College of Technology. In 2010, Montana Tech-College of Technology graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Butte's medical assistant schools. If you decide to attend one of Butte's medical assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,907 per year in instate tuition and $18,873 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,602 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Butte, your job prospects are good. There were 1,830 medical assistants working in Montana and 710 working in the greater Butte area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 16% in Butte. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Butte is $27,790 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.