Medical Assistant in New Jersey

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Schools Offering Medical Assisting Programs in New Jersey


Approximately 2.6% of graduates in of New Jersey receive medical assisting certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,718 medical assistants graduate from New Jersey's 36 medical assistant schools.

Top Schools

Seton Hall University, which is located in South Orange, is the top-ranked school in New Jersey that has a medical assistant program. It received a ranking of 36th in the country in 2010. 21 students graduated with a certificate in medical assistant from Seton Hall University in 2010. The tuition rate at Seton Hall University was $31,890 per year.

Omega Institute, which is located in Merchantville, is the second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a medical assistant program. It received a ranking of 59th in the country in 2010. 53 students graduated with certificate in medical assistant from Omega Institute in 2010.

Healthcare Training Institute, which is located in Union, is the third-ranked school in New Jersey that has a medical assistant program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 38 students graduated from Healthcare Training Institute medical assistant program. Tuition at Healthcare Training Institute was $0 per year.

Cost

Tuition at New Jersey's medical assistant schools ranges from $31,890 per year to $3,024 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,854 per year. The New Jersey medical assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Seton Hall University - located in South Orange, students are charged $31,890 per year
  2. Dover Business College - located in Clifton, students are charged $18,165 per year
  3. Hudson County Community College - located in Jersey City, students are charged $4,240 per year

The following New Jersey medical assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Warren County Community College - located in Washington, students are charged $3,024 per year
  2. Bergen Community College - located in Paramus, students are charged $3,733 per year
  3. Raritan Valley Community College - located in Somerville, students are charged $3,840 per year

A medical assistant certificate from a New Jersey school... what next?

A large number of New Jersey medical assistant graduates become medical assistants. In 2010, there were 12,500 medical assistants working in New Jersey. The following counties have the largest number of New Jersey medical assistants:

  1. Essex County - 3,270 medical assistants
  2. Middlesex County - 3,140 medical assistants
  3. Burlington County - 1,970 medical assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of medical assistants in New Jersey will grow by 21%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 15,200 medical assistants working in New Jersey.

Salary

A medical assistant in New Jersey earns $32,500 per year on average. However, New Jersey medical assistants earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,360 per year to more than $47,800 per year in 2010. A medical assistant in the following New Jersey counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Essex County - $33,990 per year
  2. Mercer County - $32,970 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $32,560 per year

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

  1. Cumberland County - $28,060 per year
  2. Cape May County - $29,180 per year
  3. Atlantic County - $31,390 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional New Jersey 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 New Jersey
  • Master's Degree in Medical Assisting in New Jersey
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting in New Jersey

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,400 miles from location Drake College of Business Newark NJ n/a n/a n/a
5,399 miles from location Bergen Community College Paramus NJ 11.8148 n/a 16,469
5,404 miles from location Seton Hall University South Orange NJ 63.933 13% 9,616
5,394 miles from location Hudson County Community College Jersey City NJ 8.43331 n/a 8,682
5,425 miles from location Raritan Valley Community College Somerville NJ 12.4215 n/a 7,888
5,401 miles from location University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark NJ 0.723732 n/a 6,055
5,444 miles from location Warren County Community College Washington NJ 10.5995 n/a 2,180
5,405 miles from location Sanford-Brown Institute Iselin NJ 22.9572 n/a 1,287
5,407 miles from location Lincoln Technical Institute Edison NJ 22.6712 n/a 1,158
5,430 miles from location Lincoln Technical Institute Moorestown NJ 24.9456 n/a 1,110
5,396 miles from location Lincoln Technical Institute Paramus NJ 29.9 n/a 1,084
5,395 miles from location HoHoKus-Hackensack School of Business and Medical Sciences Hackensack NJ 13.3918 100% 958
5,394 miles from location Anthem Institute-Jersey City Jersey City NJ 24.1515 n/a 779
5,411 miles from location Everest Institute-South Plainfield South Plainfield NJ 26.0825 100% 663
5,401 miles from location Dover Business College Clifton NJ 34.5089 84% 624
5,420 miles from location Harris School of Business-Hamilton Campus Trenton NJ 17.9899 n/a 583
5,399 miles from location Hohokus School-RETS Nutley Nutley NJ 27.5783 n/a 570
5,401 miles from location Drake College of Business Elizabeth NJ 16.5677 n/a 543
5,434 miles from location Anthem Institute-Cherry Hill Cherry Hill NJ 22.9581 n/a 538
5,411 miles from location Anthem Institute-North Brunswick North Brunswick NJ 25.755 n/a 527
5,434 miles from location Harris School of Business-Cherry Hill Campus Cherry Hill NJ 21.6346 n/a 501
5,412 miles from location Anthem Institute-Parsippany Parsippany NJ 29.0107 n/a 458
5,399 miles from location Fox Institute of Business-Clifton Clifton NJ 21.4429 n/a 457
5,406 miles from location Berdan Institute Wayne NJ 38.1695 100% 421
5,404 miles from location Harris School of Business-Linwood Campus Linwood NJ 21.3146 n/a 419
5,436 miles from location Prism Career Institute Cherry Hill NJ 30.7836 80% 368
0 miles from location Prism Career Institute Pleasantville NJ 28.4243 79% 279
5,394 miles from location Eastern International College Jersey City NJ 33.9175 n/a 267
5,432 miles from location Harris School of Business-Stratford Voorhees NJ 22.3011 n/a 265
0 miles from location Star Career Academy Lakewood NJ 1.87693 n/a 244
5,407 miles from location Star Career Academy _ Egg Harbor Egg Harbor Township NJ 1.87478 n/a 226
5,399 miles from location Eastern International College Belleville NJ 33.2578 n/a 187
5,394 miles from location The Institute for Health Education Jersey City NJ 33.3948 n/a 137
5,404 miles from location Healthcare Training Institute Union NJ 39.9752 100% 92
5,437 miles from location Omega Institute Merchantville NJ 40.715 100% 89
5,410 miles from location American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education South Plainfield NJ n/a n/a 60
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Medical Secretaries + 14,940 $37,100 -56.7%
2
Medical Assistants + 12,500 $32,500 11.4%
 

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