Medical Assistant in Alabama

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Schools Offering Medical Assisting Programs in Alabama


Around 0.5% of Alabama's graduates graduate from medical assisting certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 696 medical assistants graduate from Alabama's 18 medical assistant schools.

Top Schools

Virginia College-Mobile, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a medical assistant program. It is located in Mobile. In 2010, 39 students graduated from Virginia College-Mobile's medical assistant program. Tuition at Virginia College-Mobile was $14,125 per year.

University of Alabama at Birmingham, which was ranked 72nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a medical assistant program. It is located in Birmingham. 35 students graduated with certificate in medical assistant from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2010. University of Alabama at Birmingham charged in-state students $5,806 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Alabama with a medical assistant program is Virginia College-Birmingham, which is located in Birmingham. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. Tuition at Virginia College-Birmingham was $16,500 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alabama medical assistant school, average tuition will be $7,713 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,270 per year to $16,500 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Alabama medical assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Virginia College-Birmingham - located in Birmingham, students are charged $16,500 per year
  2. South University-Montgomery - located in Montgomery, students are charged $15,285 per year
  3. Remington College-Mobile Campus - located in Mobile, students are charged $14,745 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Alabama medical assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. H Councill Trenholm State Technical College - located in Montgomery, students are charged $3,270 per year
  2. George C Wallace Community College-Dothan - located in Dothan, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. Northeast Alabama Community College - located in Rainsville, students are charged $3,420 per year

A medical assistant certificate from an Alabama school... what next?

A large number of Alabama medical assistant graduates become medical assistants. In 2010, there were 6,840 medical assistants working in Alabama. The following counties have the largest number of Alabama medical assistants:

  1. Bibb County - 1,780 medical assistants
  2. Mobile County - 730 medical assistants
  3. Autauga County - 680 medical assistants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 8,150 medical assistants will be working in Alabama state. This would require the number of medical assistants to grow by 26%.

Salary

On average, a medical assistant earns a salary of $24,540 per year in Alabama state. However, this number is only an average. medical assistants in Alabama had varying salaries from $15,980 to $36,450 per year in 2010. The following counties in Alabama have the highest average salaries for medical assistants:

  1. Lee County - $26,830 per year
  2. Bibb County - $26,050 per year
  3. Limestone County - $25,880 per year

The Alabama counties with the lowest average salary for medical assistants are:

  1. Chambers County - $21,770 per year
  2. Colbert County - $22,100 per year
  3. Mobile County - $22,670 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in medical assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as physical therapy assisting or medical assisting.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Medical Assisting in Alabama
  • Master's Degree in Medical Assisting in Alabama
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting in Alabama

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,040 miles from location University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL 27.7966 41% 16,874
6,116 miles from location University of South Alabama Mobile AL 26.3802 51% 14,522
6,042 miles from location Virginia College-Birmingham Birmingham AL 27.3402 100% 7,060
6,040 miles from location George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville AL 24.8428 n/a 6,311
5,957 miles from location George C Wallace Community College-Dothan Dothan AL 12.4472 n/a 4,653
5,988 miles from location Northeast Alabama Community College Rainsville AL 19.7256 n/a 3,370
6,035 miles from location Oakwood University Huntsville AL 23.3068 49% 1,916
5,935 miles from location Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City AL 9.50663 n/a 1,902
6,011 miles from location H Councill Trenholm State Technical College Montgomery AL 15.9418 n/a 1,733
6,002 miles from location Virginia College-Montgomery Montgomery AL 11.7715 62% 1,012
6,032 miles from location Virginia College-Huntsville Huntsville AL 25.0555 100% 934
6,113 miles from location Virginia College-Mobile Mobile AL 31.6102 n/a 737
6,004 miles from location South University-Montgomery Montgomery AL 19.1957 74% 661
6,114 miles from location Remington College-Mobile Campus Mobile AL 21.0222 23% 555
6,006 miles from location Fortis College Montgomery AL n/a n/a 486
6,042 miles from location Herzing University Birmingham AL 20.2327 64% 425
6,114 miles from location Fortis College Mobile AL 21.1372 n/a 200
6,087 miles from location Fortis College Foley AL 26.3327 n/a 125
 

Curious what studying Medical Assistant gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alabama

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Medical Assistants + 6,840 $24,540 50.3%
2
Medical Secretaries + 2,880 $28,120 -11.9%
 

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