Forest Grove has a total population of 17,708 and a student population of 3,198. Of these students, 3,198 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Forest Grove, by student population, is Pacific University. In 2010, approximately 46 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Pacific University.
A reported 46 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Forest Grove in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,966 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $950 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,118 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Forest Grove, your job prospects are good. There were 8,530 medical assistants working in Oregon and 7,890 working in the greater Forest Grove area in 2010. The number of medical assistants in Forest Grove is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Forest Grove, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,840 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.