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Medical Assistant Schools in Salem, Oregon

Medical Assistant Schools in Salem, OR

If you are interested in pursuing medical assisting, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 medical assistant schools in Salem, Oregon. With an overall population of 136,924 and a student population of 16,514, approximately 12,355 of Salem students attend one of Salem's schools that offer medical assistant programs.

Salem's largest medical assistant school is Valley Medical College. In 2010, Valley Medical College graduated approximately 24 students from its medical assisting program.

In 2010, 25 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Salem. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Salem was $3,510 per year, on average.

In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.

Medical Assisting Salaries and Career Outlook in Salem

Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Salem, your job prospects are good. There were 8,530 medical assistants working in Oregon and 990 working in the greater Salem area in 2010. Salem'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 Salem is $30,870 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.

This Page is Useful for Those Seeking the Following:

  • Medical Assistant Degree in Salem
  • Associates Degree in Medical Assistant
  • Bachelors Degree in Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant Classes
  • Medical Assistant Courses
  • Medical Assistant Training

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Current Listings

  1. 1Chemeketa Community CollegeChemeketa Community College

    4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, Oregon 97305

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    2-4 years certificate

  2. 2Valley Medical CollegeValley Medical College

    4707 Silverton Road NE, Salem, Oregon 97305

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate