Iowa contains three schools that offer medical assistant programs. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in IA, has a total student population of 2,094 and is the 893rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 medical assistant schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palmer College of Chiropractic comes out as the most expensive ($31,132/yr), with Kaplan University as the lowest recorded at only $23,227/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 7,480 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $36,300. Medical assistants in this state earn $29,050/yr and there are 4,460 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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