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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 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.


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.


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

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