Astoria has a total population of 9,813 and a student population of 2,836. Of these students, 2,836 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Astoria, by student population, is Clatsop Community College. In 2010, approximately 13 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Clatsop Community College.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Astoria's medical assistant schools. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Astoria, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,808.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,224 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Astoria, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 26 medical assistants in Oregon were working in the greater Astoria area. The number of medical assistants in Astoria is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Astoria is $31,530 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.