Washington contains nine schools that offer medical assistant programs. Interface College-Spokane, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in WA, has a total student population of 189 and is the 1754th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 medical assistant schools in Washington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Interface College-Spokane comes out as the most expensive ($17,541/yr), with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest recorded at only $6,159/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 9,710 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $44,400. Medical assistants in this state earn $33,190/yr and there are 10,650 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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