Pennsylvania contains 26 schools that offer medical assistant programs. Mercyhurst College, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in PA, has a total student population of 4,373 and is the 352nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 26 medical assistant schools in Pennsylvania, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, YTI Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($41,895/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 37,700 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $41,300. Medical assistants in this state earn $28,670/yr and there are 24,610 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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