Lancaster has a general population of 35,335 and an overall student population of 2,347. Approximately 2,280 of Lancaster's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Lancaster, by student population, is Ohio University-Lancaster Campus. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from Ohio University-Lancaster Campus with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in Lancaster. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Lancaster was $4,647 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $873 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Lancaster, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 36,880 medical assistants in Ohio. Of these medical assistants, 6,860 were working in the greater Lancaster area. Lancaster's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Lancaster, you can expect to make an average salary of $29,230 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.