Alabama contains three schools that offer medical assistant programs. Virginia College-Birmingham, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in AL, has a total student population of 7,060 and is the 2492nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical assistant schools in Alabama, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Birmingham comes out as the most expensive ($21,586/yr), with Fortis College as the lowest recorded at only $8,448/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Alabama 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 Alabama alone, there are 15,210 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $33,490. Medical assistants in this state earn $24,670/yr and there are 6,680 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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