Alaska contains three schools that offer medical assistant programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical assistant schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with University of Alaska Southeast as the lowest recorded at only $9,482/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Alaska schools who go on to become medical assistants, nurses, dental assistants, medical office assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,970 people working as medical assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $29,450. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 590 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $46,500. Medical assistants in this state earn $36,400/yr and there are 1,030 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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