Missoula has a total population of 57,053 and a student population of 14,961. Of these students, 14,921 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Missoula, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is The University of Montana. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Montana with credentials in medical assisting.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Missoula in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Missoula's medical assistant schools was $17,455 per year for instate students and $29,889 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Missoula, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,830 medical assistants in Montana. Of these medical assistants, 330 were working in the greater Missoula area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Missoula will increase by 16% by the year 2018. 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 Missoula is $25,170 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.