With an overall population of 4,138 and a student population of 7,089, approximately 7,089 of Youngwood students attend one of Youngwood's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Youngwood, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Westmoreland County Community College. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Westmoreland County Community College.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Youngwood in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,700 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 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 Youngwood, your job prospects are good. There were 23,400 medical assistants working in Pennsylvania and 5,490 working in the greater Youngwood area in 2010. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Youngwood will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Youngwood is $27,250 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.