Medical Assistant in Alaska

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Schools Offering Medical Assisting Programs in Alaska


Around 2.2% of Alaska's graduates graduate from medical assisting certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 194 medical assistants graduate from Alaska's 4 medical assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alaska with a medical assistant program is University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is located in Fairbanks. In 2010, it was ranked 41st nationwide. In 2010, 9 students graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks' medical assistant program. Tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $5,358 per year.

The second-ranked school in Alaska that has a medical assistant program is University of Alaska Anchorage. University of Alaska Anchorage, which was ranked 44th in the country in 2010, is located in Anchorage. In 2010, 27 students graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage medical assistant program. Tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,186 per year.

Career Academy, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alaska that has a medical assistant program. It is located in Anchorage. In 2010, Career Academy graduated 142 students from its medical assistant programs. Students at Career Academy paid $0 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alaska medical assistant school, average tuition will be $7,074 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,186 per year to $17,750 per year. The Alaska medical assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Charter College - located in Anchorage, students are charged $17,750 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

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

  1. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  3. Charter College - located in Anchorage, students are charged $17,750 per year

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

A large number of Alaska medical assistant graduates become medical assistants. Alaska had 1,110 medical assistants in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Alaska medical assistants:

  1. Anchorage County - 790 medical assistants
  2. Aleutians East County - 140 medical assistants
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - 140 medical assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of medical assistants is expected to shrink by 0% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,070 medical assistants working in the Alaska then.

Salary

On average, medical assistants earn $37,750 per year. However, this number is only an average. medical assistants in Alaska had varying salaries from $25,390 to $56,060 per year in 2010. On average a medical assistant earns the most in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Fairbanks North Star County - $41,060 per year
  2. Haines County - $37,860 per year
  3. Aleutians East County - $37,310 per year

The following counties in Alaska have the lowest average salaries for medical assistants:

  1. Anchorage County - $37,240 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $37,310 per year
  3. Haines County - $37,860 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alaska 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 Alaska
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting in Alaska

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,928 miles from location Charter College Anchorage AK 15.1354 n/a 1,132
7,929 miles from location Career Academy Anchorage AK 27.4188 n/a 410
 

Curious what studying Medical Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Medical Assistants + 1,110 $37,750 98.2%
2
Medical Secretaries + 930 $37,760 97.9%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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