Oregon contains four schools that offer medical assistant programs. Everest College-Portland, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in OR, has a total student population of 737 and is the 4443rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 medical assistant schools in Oregon, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heald Colllege-LLC-Portland comes out as the most expensive ($20,427/yr), with Clackamas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,722/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 2,520 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $44,830. Medical assistants in this state earn $32,070/yr and there are 7,470 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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