Albany has a total population of 40,852 and a student population of 6,512. Of these students, 6,512 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Albany, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Linn-Benton Community College. In 2010, Linn-Benton Community College graduated approximately 22 students from its medical assisting program.
A total of 22 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Albany in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,108 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,260 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Albany.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Albany, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,530 medical assistants in Oregon, 310 were working in the greater Albany area. Albany's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Albany is $29,090 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.