Dallas has a general population of 3,402 and an overall student population of 6,507. Approximately 6,507 of Dallas's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Gaston College is the largest medical assistant school in Dallas, based on student population. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Gaston College with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Dallas in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Dallas was $1,776 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,200 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dallas, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 9,000 medical assistants in North Carolina. Of these medical assistants, 1,810 were working in the greater Dallas area. Dallas's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Dallas, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,200 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.