With an overall population of 42,940 and a student population of 7,320, approximately 7,320 of Grand Island students attend one of Grand Island's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Grand Island, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Central Community College. In 2010, Central Community College graduated approximately 12 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Grand Island's medical assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,306 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Grand Island medical assisting schools was an average of $11,416 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Grand Island. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,016 per year, on average, for room and board at Grand Island-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,710.
If you plan on staying in Grand Island after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Grand Island, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. There were 3,470 medical assistants working in Nebraska and 380 working in the greater Grand Island area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 28% in Grand Island. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Grand Island is $24,420 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.