Massachusetts contains seven schools that offer medical assistant programs. Mildred Elley, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in MA, has a total student population of 235 and is the 2401st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 medical assistant schools in Massachusetts, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Newbury College-Brookline comes out as the most expensive ($22,641/yr), with Springfield Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,470/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 16,780 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $49,760. Medical assistants in this state earn $34,490/yr and there are 12,770 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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