Medical Assistant in Illinois

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Schools Offering Medical Assisting Programs in Illinois

Each year, approximately 1.2% of Illinois graduates receive certificates in medical assisting. Thus, Illinois' 52 medical assistant schools put out approximately 4,579 medical assistants each year.

Top Schools

University of St Francis, which is located in Joliet, is the top-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical assistant program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 26 students graduated from University of St Francis' medical assistant program. The tuition rate at University of St Francis was $24,742 per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical assistant program is Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute. Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Skokie. 37 students graduated with certificate in medical assistant from Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute in 2010.

National Latino Education Institute, which was ranked 64th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a medical assistant program. It is located in Chicago. In 2010, 50 students graduated from National Latino Education Institute medical assistant program. Students at National Latino Education Institute paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Illinois' medical assistant schools ranges from $24,742 per year to $2,352 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,229 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois medical assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of St Francis - located in Joliet, students are charged $24,742 per year
  2. Northwestern College - located in Chicago, students are charged $20,980 per year
  3. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus - located in Bridgeview, students are charged $20,900 per year

The medical assistant schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Illinois were:

  1. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year
  2. John A Logan College - located in Carterville, students are charged $2,520 per year
  3. Southwestern Illinois College - located in Belleville, students are charged $2,604 per year

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

Most people who graduate from medical assistant school in Illinois go on to work as a medical assistant. Illinois had 17,350 medical assistants in 2010. In Illinois, the largest numbers of medical assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Cook County - 11,180 medical assistants
  2. Lake County - 1,060 medical assistants
  3. Marshall County - 930 medical assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of medical assistants in the state of Illinois will grow to 20,830. This would require a 27% growth in the profession.


On average, a medical assistant earns a salary of $30,500 per year in Illinois state. However, Illinois medical assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,760 per year to more than $61,260 per year in 2010. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for medical assistants:

  1. Marshall County - $33,160 per year
  2. Cook County - $31,670 per year
  3. Kankakee County - $30,820 per year

On average, medical assistants earns the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Vermilion County - $24,270 per year
  2. Clark County - $24,510 per year
  3. Bureau County - $25,210 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois 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 Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Medical Assisting in Illinois
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,112 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Tinley Park IL n/a n/a n/a
6,103 miles from location Citi College of Allied Health Chicago IL n/a n/a n/a
6,118 miles from location SOLEX College Wheeling IL n/a n/a n/a
6,201 miles from location Midwest Technical Institute East Peoria IL n/a n/a n/a
6,117 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Hillside IL n/a n/a n/a
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,182 miles from location Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale IL 29.5829 31% 20,350
6,123 miles from location College of Lake County Grayslake IL 13.4699 n/a 18,092
6,113 miles from location Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills IL 13.4837 n/a 17,774
6,126 miles from location Harper College Palatine IL 12.7765 n/a 15,711
6,114 miles from location Triton College River Grove IL 11.7006 n/a 15,706
6,221 miles from location Southwestern Illinois College Belleville IL 13.7244 n/a 14,440
6,146 miles from location Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL 14.036 n/a 10,532
6,134 miles from location Parkland College Champaign IL 15.5147 n/a 9,633
6,105 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago IL 7.66409 n/a 8,718
6,175 miles from location John A Logan College Carterville IL 13.1135 n/a 8,568
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,248 miles from location Black Hawk College Moline IL 12.4029 n/a 6,267
6,100 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago IL 5.66937 n/a 4,777
6,103 miles from location Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago IL 24.0041 40% 4,619
6,107 miles from location Kankakee Community College Kankakee IL 13.4446 n/a 4,298
6,126 miles from location University of St Francis Joliet IL 58.1609 35% 3,352
6,244 miles from location Carl Sandburg College Galesburg IL 14.1935 n/a 2,661
6,122 miles from location Midwestern University Downers Grove IL 0.403237 n/a 2,052
6,103 miles from location Everest College-Chicago Chicago IL 24.5088 100% 1,995
6,115 miles from location Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago IL 0.228893 n/a 1,915
6,113 miles from location Lincoln College of Technology Melrose Park IL 25.6481 100% 1,670
6,106 miles from location Everest College-Merrionette Park Alsip IL 24.718 100% 1,522
6,178 miles from location Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford IL 11.0663 n/a 1,353
6,100 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College Robinson IL 19.6738 n/a 1,231
6,111 miles from location Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Bridgeview IL 18.6599 74% 1,195
6,110 miles from location Everest College-Skokie Skokie IL 27.5125 100% 1,176
6,104 miles from location Coyne College Chicago IL 21.426 n/a 938
6,110 miles from location Northwestern College Chicago IL 14.8452 88% 935
6,203 miles from location Midwest Technical Institute Springfield IL 20.1596 n/a 903
6,117 miles from location Everest College-Burr Ridge Hinsdale IL 28.3116 100% 865
6,175 miles from location Rockford Career College Rockford IL 19.2314 n/a 752
6,204 miles from location Midstate College Peoria IL 17.5414 100% 650
6,226 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Collinsville IL 18.1205 n/a 612
6,139 miles from location Everest College-North Aurora North Aurora IL 28.3937 100% 609
6,107 miles from location CET-Chicago Chicago IL 32.1701 n/a 585
6,097 miles from location Westwood College-River Oaks Calumet City IL 19.3758 100% 579
6,237 miles from location Vatterott College Quincy IL 28.8387 n/a 550
6,110 miles from location Zarem Golde ORT Technical Institute Skokie IL 35.8219 100% 524
6,108 miles from location BIR Training Center Chicago IL 30.2511 n/a 397
6,108 miles from location Fox College Inc Chicago IL 29.9524 52% 370
6,114 miles from location Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus Chicago IL 22.5057 n/a 362
6,105 miles from location The College of Office Technology Chicago IL 26.6156 n/a 276
0 miles from location Illinois School of Health Careers Chicago IL 15.6549 n/a 252
6,251 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities Moline IL 18.986 n/a 246
6,234 miles from location CALC Institute of Technology Alton IL 1.02204 n/a 194
6,104 miles from location National Latino Education Institute Chicago IL 34.6783 100% 113

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical Assistants + 17,350 $30,500 64.8%
Medical Secretaries + 11,480 $33,930 -2.2%

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