Medical Assistant in Oregon

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Schools Offering Medical Assisting Programs in Oregon

Approximately 1.6% of graduates in of Oregon receive medical assisting certificates every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,290 medical assistants graduate from Oregon's 20 medical assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon with a medical assistant program is Concorde Career College, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 65th nationwide. 378 students graduated with a certificate in medical assistant from Concorde Career College in 2010.

Carrington College-Portland, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a medical assistant program. It is located in Portland. 198 students graduated with certificate in medical assistant from Carrington College-Portland in 2010.

Pacific University, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a medical assistant program. It is located in Forest Grove. In 2010, 46 students graduated from Pacific University medical assistant program. Pacific University charged in-state students $31,702 in tuition fees per year.


Medical assistant schools in Oregon, charge students an average tuition of $4,983 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $31,702 per year, or as little as $2,643 per year. In 2010, the medical assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. Pacific University - located in Forest Grove, students are charged $31,702 per year
  2. Everest College-Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $14,740 per year
  3. Heald College-LLC-Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $13,095 per year

The following Oregon medical assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
  2. Clatsop Community College - located in Astoria, students are charged $2,952 per year
  3. Portland Community College - located in Portland, students are charged $3,016 per year

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

A large number of Oregon medical assistant graduates become medical assistants. In 2010, there were 7,340 medical assistants working in Oregon. The largest populations of Oregon medical assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 4,410 medical assistants
  2. Marion County - 710 medical assistants
  3. Lane County - 560 medical assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of medical assistants is expected to grow by 25% by 2018. There are projected to be 8,950 medical assistants working in the Oregon then.


On average, a medical assistant earns a salary of $32,540 per year in Oregon state. But, salaries for medical assistants can vary. In 2010, medical assistants made as little as less than $21,490 per year or as much as more than $41,710 per year in Oregon. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for medical assistants:

  1. Clackamas County - $33,470 per year
  2. Deschutes County - $33,440 per year
  3. Lane County - $32,950 per year

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

  1. Douglas County - $27,980 per year
  2. Baker County - $31,030 per year
  3. Jackson County - $31,100 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,767 miles from location Portland Community College Portland OR 13.6889 n/a 30,161
7,791 miles from location Chemeketa Community College Salem OR 10.9513 n/a 12,217
7,750 miles from location Mt Hood Community College Gresham OR 12.9715 n/a 8,897
7,763 miles from location Clackamas Community College Oregon City OR 13.6089 n/a 8,145
7,808 miles from location Linn-Benton Community College Albany OR 9.74119 n/a 6,512
7,743 miles from location Central Oregon Community College Bend OR 12.4455 n/a 6,261
7,859 miles from location Umpqua Community College Roseburg OR 9.14624 n/a 3,209
7,781 miles from location Pacific University Forest Grove OR 27.563 26% 3,198
7,793 miles from location Clatsop Community College Astoria OR 8.95869 n/a 2,836
7,763 miles from location Oregon Health & Science University Portland OR 1.93187 n/a 2,583
7,895 miles from location Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay OR 11.4399 n/a 2,206
7,761 miles from location Carrington College-Portland Portland OR 32.2652 100% 1,990
7,695 miles from location Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles OR 11.3829 n/a 1,156
7,762 miles from location Everest College-Portland Portland OR 17.4904 70% 737
7,757 miles from location Heald College-LLC-Portland Portland OR 4.92089 n/a 733
7,761 miles from location Concorde Career College Portland OR 35.2633 100% 720
7,769 miles from location Anthem College-Portland Beaverton OR 27.5128 n/a 567
7,769 miles from location Everest Institute-Tigard Portland OR 24.8271 100% 329
7,791 miles from location Valley Medical College Salem OR 26.113 n/a 138
7,861 miles from location Abdill Career College Inc Medford OR 21.7653 n/a 114

Curious what studying Medical Assistant gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical Secretaries + 13,400 $33,050 100.6%
Medical Assistants + 7,340 $32,540 49.8%

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