Coos Bay has a total population of 15,374 and a student population of 2,206. Of these students, 2,206 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Coos Bay, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Southwestern Oregon Community College. In 2010, Southwestern Oregon Community College graduated approximately 6 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Coos Bay's medical assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,912 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,330 per year, on average, for room and board at Coos Bay-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,272.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Coos Bay, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 26 medical assistants in Oregon were working in the greater Coos Bay area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Coos Bay will 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 Coos Bay is $31,530 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.