Illinois contains sixteen schools that offer medical assistant programs. The College of Office Technology, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in IL, has a total student population of 276 and is the 2654th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 medical assistant schools in Illinois, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of Office Technology comes out as the most expensive ($23,044/yr), with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College as the lowest recorded at only $1,887/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 24,390 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $41,240. Medical assistants in this state earn $30,340/yr and there are 15,640 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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