California contains 44 schools that offer medical assistant programs. Institute for Business and Technology, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in CA, has a total student population of 691 and is the 954th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 44 medical assistant schools in California, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Santa Barbara Business College comes out as the most expensive ($49,970/yr), with Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education as the lowest recorded at only $4,932/yr.
Medical Assistant students from California 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 California alone, there are 62,300 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $49,940. Medical assistants in this state earn $30,980/yr and there are 76,290 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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