Medical Assistant in California

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Schools Offering Medical Assisting Programs in California


Around 2.4% of California's graduates graduate from medical assisting certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 21,137 medical assistants graduate from California's 184 medical assistant schools.

Top Schools

University of Southern California, which was ranked 7th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in California that has a medical assistant program. It is located in Los Angeles. In 2010, 43 students graduated from University of Southern California's medical assistant program. The tuition rate at University of Southern California was $41,022 per year.

American Career College, which is located in Los Angeles, is the second-ranked school in California that has a medical assistant program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. 496 students graduated with certificate in medical assistant from American Career College in 2010.

American Career College, which is located in Anaheim, is the third-ranked school in California that has a medical assistant program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. 409 students graduated with certificate in medical assistant from American Career College in 2010. American Career College charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at California's medical assistant schools ranges from $41,022 per year to $624 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,699 per year. In 2010, the medical assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in California were:

  1. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $41,022 per year
  2. Wyotech-Long Beach - located in Long Beach, students are charged $17,407 per year
  3. Everest College-Reseda - located in Reseda, students are charged $16,853 per year

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

  1. Barstow Community College - located in Barstow, students are charged $624 per year
  2. Victor Valley College - located in Victorville, students are charged $634 per year
  3. Cosumnes River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year

A medical assistant certificate from a California school... what next?

A large number of California medical assistant graduates become medical assistants. If you decide to work as a medical assistant in California, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 83,000 California medical assistants as of 2010. In California, the largest numbers of medical assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Los Angeles County - 24,150 medical assistants
  2. Orange County - 7,730 medical assistants
  3. San Diego County - 7,640 medical assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of medical assistants in the state of California will grow to 99,400. This would require a 30% growth in the profession.

Salary

A medical assistant in California earns $31,260 per year on average. In 2010, however, some California medical assistants earned as little as less than $18,520 per year or as much as more than $63,910 per year. A medical assistant in the following California counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Marin County - $38,450 per year
  2. Solano County - $38,100 per year
  3. Monterey County - $37,290 per year

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

  1. Merced County - $24,410 per year
  2. Kings County - $26,390 per year
  3. Imperial County - $26,700 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in medical assisting in California and to compare salaries with various related fields such as physical therapy assisting or medical assisting, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Medical Assisting in California
  • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Assisting in California
  • Master's Degree in Medical Assisting in California
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting in California

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,942 miles from location Unitek College Fremont CA n/a n/a n/a
7,768 miles from location Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley CA n/a n/a n/a
7,807 miles from location Everest College-Santa Ana Santa Ana CA n/a n/a n/a
7,943 miles from location Touro University Vallejo CA n/a n/a n/a
7,784 miles from location Franklin Career College Ontario CA n/a n/a n/a
7,785 miles from location Kaplan College-Chula Vista Chula Vista CA n/a n/a n/a
7,893 miles from location Heald College-Modesto Riverbank CA n/a n/a n/a
7,776 miles from location Riverside Community College Riverside CA 15.8854 n/a 36,586
7,817 miles from location East Los Angeles College Monterey Park CA 16.3274 n/a 35,717
7,825 miles from location University of Southern California Los Angeles CA 92.8981 33% 34,824
7,962 miles from location City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA 19.5231 n/a 32,950
7,808 miles from location Santa Ana College Santa Ana CA 15.7905 n/a 31,073
7,820 miles from location Long Beach City College Long Beach CA 13.8435 n/a 27,894
7,780 miles from location Palomar College San Marcos CA 16.5038 n/a 27,442
7,813 miles from location Pasadena City College Pasadena CA 17.7379 n/a 26,453
7,957 miles from location Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa CA 19.5812 n/a 25,877
7,848 miles from location Fresno City College Fresno CA 13.5394 n/a 25,511
7,811 miles from location Orange Coast College Costa Mesa CA 19.3061 n/a 25,316
7,951 miles from location De Anza College Cupertino CA 24.9068 n/a 25,191
7,800 miles from location Saddleback College Mission Viejo CA 19.6994 n/a 23,260
7,786 miles from location San Diego Mesa College San Diego CA 15.0493 n/a 23,211
7,817 miles from location Cerritos College Norwalk CA 14.3203 n/a 21,776
7,779 miles from location Southwestern College Chula Vista CA 16.965 n/a 21,597
7,832 miles from location College of the Canyons Valencia CA 15.1196 n/a 21,575
7,890 miles from location Modesto Junior College Modesto CA 14.2493 n/a 18,410
7,954 miles from location Foothill College Los Altos CA 21.5152 n/a 18,293
7,756 miles from location Mt. San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto CA 11.7295 n/a 17,583
7,818 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale CA 16.4257 n/a 16,781
7,953 miles from location Cabrillo College Aptos CA 17.7158 n/a 15,974
7,891 miles from location Cosumnes River College Sacramento CA 12.3879 n/a 15,946
7,806 miles from location Antelope Valley College Lancaster CA 16.6671 n/a 15,705
7,946 miles from location Chabot College Hayward CA 14.9806 n/a 15,375
7,786 miles from location MiraCosta College Oceanside CA 17.1854 n/a 13,537
7,759 miles from location Victor Valley College Victorville CA 13.9467 n/a 13,470
7,800 miles from location Citrus College Glendora CA 12.4755 n/a 12,895
7,951 miles from location West Valley College Saratoga CA 18.357 n/a 12,893
7,928 miles from location Cuesta College San Luis Obispo CA 15.736 n/a 12,025
7,937 miles from location Evergreen Valley College San Jose CA 14.1126 n/a 11,186
7,921 miles from location Allan Hancock College Santa Maria CA 16.6722 n/a 11,070
7,965 miles from location Skyline College San Bruno CA 16.2107 n/a 10,561
7,929 miles from location Las Positas College Livermore CA 15.9289 n/a 9,790
7,961 miles from location Monterey Peninsula College Monterey CA 13.0473 n/a 9,578
7,822 miles from location United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus Huntington Park CA 29.7483 72% 9,540
7,692 miles from location Imperial Valley College Imperial CA 12.7761 n/a 8,831
7,950 miles from location Contra Costa College San Pablo CA 14.0254 n/a 8,316
7,970 miles from location College of the Redwoods Eureka CA 14.2499 n/a 7,634
7,959 miles from location Canada College Redwood City CA 12.0827 n/a 7,280
7,961 miles from location College of Marin Greenbrae CA 10.9857 n/a 7,066
7,739 miles from location Barstow Community College Barstow CA 11.2087 n/a 4,791
7,768 miles from location Loma Linda University Loma Linda CA 0.491732 n/a 4,114
7,807 miles from location Hacienda La Puente Adult Education La Puente CA 6.80913 n/a 3,852
7,807 miles from location Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe CA 18.5751 n/a 3,206
7,824 miles from location ICDC College Los Angeles CA 27.8274 n/a 2,892
7,794 miles from location Western University of Health Sciences Pomona CA 0.318299 n/a 2,663
7,826 miles from location Wyotech-Long Beach Long Beach CA 30.384 100% 2,166
7,811 miles from location American Career College Anaheim CA 39.5711 100% 1,808
7,824 miles from location American Career College Los Angeles CA 40.4545 100% 1,764
7,947 miles from location Heald College-Hayward Hayward CA 13.8368 n/a 1,660
7,891 miles from location Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center Sacramento CA 33.6513 n/a 1,618
7,769 miles from location Summit Career College Colton CA 24.5911 n/a 1,603
7,896 miles from location Heald College-Stockton Stockton CA 19.4611 n/a 1,545
7,887 miles from location Carrington College California-Sacramento Sacramento CA 30.7306 77% 1,537
7,846 miles from location Heald College-Fresno Fresno CA 16.818 n/a 1,430
7,784 miles from location Kaplan College-San Diego San Diego CA 26.0632 n/a 1,402
7,950 miles from location Samuel Merritt University Oakland CA 22.6788 n/a 1,400
7,933 miles from location Heald College-Concord Concord CA 18.4807 n/a 1,371
7,810 miles from location Everest College-City of Industry La Puente CA 32.6342 98% 1,310
7,785 miles from location California College-San Diego San Diego CA 27.131 n/a 1,299
7,827 miles from location Kaplan College North Hollywood CA 29.9879 n/a 1,288
7,941 miles from location Heald College-San Jose Milpitas CA 18.2292 n/a 1,273
7,826 miles from location Charter College Canyon Country CA 21.1219 n/a 1,269
7,769 miles from location Everest College-San Bernardino San Bernardino CA 32.0476 100% 1,267
7,836 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia CA 23.4766 n/a 1,252
7,782 miles from location Kaplan College-Vista Vista CA 28.6897 n/a 1,235
7,842 miles from location Institute of Technology Inc Clovis CA 25.1382 n/a 1,182
7,840 miles from location Clovis Adult Education Clovis CA 23.2948 n/a 1,159
7,810 miles from location Everest College-Anaheim Anaheim CA 11.9981 100% 1,143
7,785 miles from location American Career College Ontario CA 36.673 100% 1,115
7,834 miles from location Everest College-Reseda Reseda CA 35.592 100% 1,090
7,958 miles from location Heald College-San Francisco San Francisco CA 17.7664 n/a 1,083
7,946 miles from location Heald College-Salinas Salinas CA 15.2638 n/a 1,069
7,881 miles from location Heald College-Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova CA 14.0871 n/a 1,058
7,893 miles from location Kaplan College-Modesto Campus Salida CA 26.4202 n/a 1,051
7,876 miles from location Heald College-Roseville Roseville CA 17.593 n/a 1,039
7,784 miles from location Everest College-Ontario Ontario CA 29.6854 100% 1,038
7,939 miles from location Carrington College California-San Jose San Jose CA 31.6955 72% 1,016
7,827 miles from location Everest College-Gardena Gardena CA 27.4656 100% 962
7,770 miles from location Four-D College Colton CA 24.1494 n/a 956
7,805 miles from location Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education Baldwin Park CA 0.632715 n/a 948
7,785 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Chula Vista CA 25.1547 n/a 896
7,946 miles from location Carrington College California-San Leandro San Leandro CA 29.9223 73% 893
7,839 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Bakersfield CA 21.5469 n/a 877
7,845 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Fresno CA 20.4501 n/a 870
7,769 miles from location Concorde Career College San Bernardino CA 35.0465 100% 860
7,820 miles from location Career Colleges of America South Gate CA 30.4078 n/a 848
7,775 miles from location Kaplan College-Riverside Riverside CA 25.6138 n/a 846
7,880 miles from location Carrington College California-Citrus Heights Citrus Heights CA 32.5381 72% 815
7,804 miles from location University of Antelope Valley Lancaster CA 28.4996 n/a 792
7,838 miles from location Kaplan College-Bakersfield Bakersfield CA 27.4852 n/a 774
7,816 miles from location Everest College-Alhambra Alhambra CA 31.0435 100% 737
7,839 miles from location Santa Barbara Business College Bakersfield CA 20.3916 100% 737
7,830 miles from location Everest College-West Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 27.9148 87% 729
7,957 miles from location Empire College School of Business Santa Rosa CA 30.6032 n/a 718
7,809 miles from location Career Networks Institute Orange CA 27.0637 n/a 712
7,810 miles from location Concorde Career College Garden Grove CA 32.9836 100% 698
7,804 miles from location East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program West Covina CA 33.9635 n/a 675
7,947 miles from location Everest College-San Jose San Jose CA 34.3281 100% 672
7,784 miles from location Concorde Career Colleges San Diego CA 36.6856 100% 666
7,885 miles from location Kaplan College-Sacramento Campus Sacramento CA 19.6937 n/a 653
7,884 miles from location Anthem College-Sacramento Sacramento CA 26.5612 n/a 652
7,828 miles from location Concorde Career College North Hollywood CA 35.5779 100% 650
7,943 miles from location CET-Sobrato San Jose CA 31.5549 n/a 649
7,731 miles from location Kaplan College-Palm Springs Palm Springs CA 25.0295 n/a 643
7,951 miles from location Lincoln University Oakland CA 35.1675 n/a 629
7,958 miles from location Everest College-San Francisco San Francisco CA 26.4585 100% 627
7,937 miles from location Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill CA 33.2966 77% 615
7,784 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga CA 24.0073 n/a 608
7,824 miles from location Everest College-LA Wilshire Los Angeles CA 30.8168 100% 608
7,945 miles from location Everest College-Hayward Hayward CA 24.6402 100% 606
7,830 miles from location Casa Loma College-Van Nuys Van Nuys CA 34.7334 88% 604
7,922 miles from location Carrington College California-Antioch Antioch CA 31.8615 80% 586
7,898 miles from location Carrington College California-Stockton Stockton CA 31.1781 64% 566
7,842 miles from location Kaplan College-Fresno Clovis CA 26.3884 n/a 564
7,882 miles from location MTI College Sacramento CA 30.644 100% 555
7,805 miles from location CIT College of InfoMedical Technology Anaheim CA 31.6397 n/a 529
7,893 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Modesto Campus Salida CA 25.7472 n/a 525
7,897 miles from location Kaplan College-Stockton Stockton CA 24.9078 n/a 489
7,821 miles from location Newbridge College-Long Beach Long Beach CA 34.1439 100% 468
7,843 miles from location Milan Institute Clovis CA 21.789 n/a 460
7,833 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Online Visalia CA 14.4641 n/a 452
7,871 miles from location Santa Barbara Business College Ventura CA 16.6435 100% 442
7,844 miles from location MCed Career College Fresno CA 31.2439 100% 438
7,775 miles from location Newbridge College-San Diego East El Cajon CA 28.5626 100% 416
7,807 miles from location Premiere Career College Baldwin Park CA 27.1848 n/a 415
7,805 miles from location Newbridge College Santa Ana CA 30.2942 100% 415
7,934 miles from location Mt Diablo Adult Education Concord CA 28.0536 n/a 391
7,806 miles from location South Coast College Orange CA 16.3553 n/a 366
7,881 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova CA 19.5685 n/a 356
7,951 miles from location Carrington College California-Emeryville Emeryville CA 25.642 77% 353
7,878 miles from location National Career Education Rancho Cordova CA 13.4411 n/a 326
7,832 miles from location Milan Institute Visalia CA 21.8949 n/a 323
7,817 miles from location National Polytechnic College Los Angeles CA 31.4089 100% 310
7,922 miles from location Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria CA 27.5213 100% 293
7,785 miles from location CET-San Diego San Diego CA 30.1123 n/a 292
7,926 miles from location Central California School San Luis Obispo CA 22.5286 n/a 285
7,922 miles from location CET-Santa Maria Santa Maria CA 31.1415 n/a 273
7,830 miles from location Everest College-Torrance Torrance CA 29.895 100% 272
7,717 miles from location Milan Institute Indio CA 22.6306 n/a 269
7,822 miles from location Glendale Career College Glendale CA 32.2306 n/a 262
7,947 miles from location Central Coast College Salinas CA 36.2472 100% 260
7,824 miles from location Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles CA 18.8983 n/a 256
7,891 miles from location CET-Sacramento Sacramento CA 25.018 n/a 249
7,944 miles from location BioHealth College San Jose CA n/a n/a 248
7,829 miles from location Kaplan College Panorama City CA 27.2562 n/a 243
7,828 miles from location Los Angeles ORT College Los Angeles CA 24.8282 n/a 234
0 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College_Hesperia Hesperia CA n/a n/a 233
7,897 miles from location MTI Business College Inc Stockton CA 33.1165 n/a 227
7,820 miles from location Advanced College South Gate CA 27.7997 n/a 207
7,870 miles from location CET-Oxnard Oxnard CA 29.0641 n/a 205
7,947 miles from location CET-Salinas Salinas CA 30.655 n/a 200
7,817 miles from location PCI College Cerritos CA 3.05576 n/a 197
7,869 miles from location Pacific Coast Trade School Oxnard CA 17.1493 n/a 184
7,838 miles from location Valley College of Medical Careers Canoga Park CA 33.5575 n/a 173
7,943 miles from location Institute of Medical Education San Jose CA n/a n/a 170
7,813 miles from location Modern Technology School Fountain Valley CA 31.0445 100% 163
7,805 miles from location North-West College-West Covina West Covina CA 34.7522 100% 162
7,781 miles from location North-West College-Riverside Riverside CA 35.3711 100% 159
7,773 miles from location Intercoast Colleges Riverside CA 19.6938 n/a 157
7,848 miles from location Galen College of Medical and Dental Assistants Fresno CA 14.7129 n/a 130
7,871 miles from location Ventura Adult and Continuing Education Ventura CA 32.1508 n/a 126
7,820 miles from location North-West College-Glendale Glendale CA 37.9687 100% 126
7,827 miles from location Intercoast Colleges Carson CA 20.8817 n/a 118
7,805 miles from location Intercoast Colleges West Covina CA 23.2576 n/a 97
0 miles from location Intercoast Colleges Orange CA 21.0997 n/a 92
7,794 miles from location North-West College-Pomona Pomona CA 34.1666 100% 78
7,830 miles from location Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus Van Nuys CA 34.7486 n/a 76
7,810 miles from location Palladium Technical Academy El Monte CA 35.9668 100% 76
7,823 miles from location Virginia Sewing Machines and School Center Los Angeles CA 26.8695 n/a 70
7,823 miles from location Intercoast Colleges Burbank CA 22.487 n/a 65
7,814 miles from location North-West College-Pasadena Pasadena CA 34.1192 100% 56
7,785 miles from location Career College of San Diego San Diego CA 35.7678 80% 52
7,920 miles from location Blake Austin College Vacaville CA 33.0436 100% 51
7,775 miles from location Advanced Training Associates El Cajon CA 32.3222 100% 45
7,830 miles from location National Career College Van Nuys CA n/a n/a 37
 

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