With an overall population of 90,205 and a student population of 8,897, approximately 8,897 of Gresham students attend one of Gresham's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Gresham, by student population, is Mt Hood Community College. In 2010, Mt Hood Community College graduated approximately 12 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Gresham's medical assistant schools. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Gresham, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,521.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,230 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Gresham, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 medical assistants in Oregon were working in the greater Gresham area. Gresham'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.
As a medical assistant in Gresham, 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.