South Orange has a general population of 16,964 and an overall student population of 9,616. Approximately 9,616 of South Orange's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in South Orange, by student population, is Seton Hall University. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from Seton Hall University with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in South Orange. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in South Orange, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $30,470.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in South Orange. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,700 per year, on average, for room and board at South Orange-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,370.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in South Orange, your job prospects are good. There were 18,050 medical assistants working in New Jersey and 4,520 working in the greater South Orange area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 13% in South Orange. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in South Orange is $37,450 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.
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