Medical Assistant in Arizona

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Schools Offering Medical Assisting Programs in Arizona


Around 1.1% of Arizona's graduates graduate from medical assisting certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 2,486 medical assistants graduate from Arizona's 29 medical assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona that has a medical assistant program is Carrington College-Phoenix. Carrington College-Phoenix, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Phoenix. 333 students graduated with a certificate in medical assistant from Carrington College-Phoenix in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Arizona with a medical assistant program is Maricopa Skill Center, which is located in Phoenix. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, 15 students graduated from Maricopa Skill Center medical assistant program.

Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College, which is located in Avondale, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a medical assistant program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College graduated 108 students from its medical assistant programs. Students at Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College paid $0 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Arizona's medical assistant schools ranges from $13,525 per year to $1,412 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,727 per year. In 2010, the medical assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Arizona College of Allied Health - located in Glendale, students are charged $13,525 per year
  2. Brown Mackie College-Tucson - located in Tucson, students are charged $10,056 per year
  3. Brown Mackie College-Phoenix - located in Phoenix, students are charged $9,888 per year

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

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

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

Most people who graduate from medical assistant school in Arizona go on to work as a medical assistant. Arizona had 13,050 medical assistants in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Arizona medical assistants:

  1. Maricopa County - 8,990 medical assistants
  2. Pima County - 2,540 medical assistants
  3. Yuma County - 420 medical assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of medical assistants in the state of Arizona will grow to 16,070. This would require a 27% growth in the profession.

Salary

A medical assistant in Arizona makes an average of $31,250 per year. In 2010, however, some Arizona medical assistants earned as little as less than $17,530 per year or as much as more than $46,340 per year. A medical assistant in the following Arizona counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Coconino County - $36,060 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $32,070 per year
  3. Mohave County - $29,900 per year

A medical assistant in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Yuma County - $26,050 per year
  2. Cochise County - $26,300 per year
  3. Apache County - $28,330 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in medical assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Medical Assisting in Arizona
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,477 miles from location Carrington College-Mesa Mesa AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,444 miles from location Carrington College-Tucson Tucson AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,488 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Phoenix AZ n/a n/a n/a
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,493 miles from location Yavapai College Prescott AZ 14.9939 n/a 8,276
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,490 miles from location Carrington College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 32.4784 100% 5,844
7,381 miles from location Cochise College Douglas AZ 15.2807 n/a 4,739
7,359 miles from location Northland Pioneer College Holbrook AZ 8.71041 n/a 4,636
7,492 miles from location Midwestern University Glendale AZ 0.436983 n/a 2,070
7,492 miles from location Brookline College Phoenix AZ 18.1688 n/a 1,313
7,478 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Mesa AZ 27.6782 n/a 1,274
7,441 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Tucson AZ 26.4718 n/a 1,198
7,488 miles from location Maricopa Skill Center Phoenix AZ 31.6094 n/a 941
7,487 miles from location Anthem College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 26.9595 n/a 816
7,492 miles from location Arizona College of Allied Health Glendale AZ 27.4798 n/a 740
7,489 miles from location Kaplan College Phoenix AZ 20.956 n/a 690
7,489 miles from location The Bryman School of Arizona Phoenix AZ 22.6068 n/a 643
7,439 miles from location Brookline College Tucson AZ 21.2246 n/a 638
7,439 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Tucson Tucson AZ 15.5021 n/a 557
7,468 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Mesa AZ n/a n/a 547
7,503 miles from location Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 30.8392 n/a 545
7,436 miles from location Tucson College Tucson AZ 18.155 n/a 473
7,484 miles from location Lamson College Tempe AZ 14.1974 n/a 442
7,474 miles from location Brookline College Tempe AZ 23.1069 n/a 379
7,488 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ n/a n/a 216
7,487 miles from location Fortis College Phoenix AZ n/a n/a 124
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Medical Assistants + 13,050 $31,250 64.4%
2
Medical Secretaries + 9,110 $30,910 90.2%
 

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