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Medical Assistant Schools in Alabama

There are 16 Alabama schools offering medical assistant programs. In 2010, 799 students graduated from programs at Alabama medical assistant schools. 570 of all these students graduated with certificates and 160 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

764 students graduate from programs in Alabama in medical assisting, on average, per year. Specifically, 570 students graduated with certificates in medical assisting, 160 with an associate's level degree, and 69 with a master's level degree.

16 medical assistant schools are in this state. And of these, seven schools are public, while nine schools are private. While tuition at a public medical assistant school varies from $5,748 to $5,806, tuition at a private medical assistant school varies from $10,933 to $15,285.

Average tuition for programs in medical assisting is $7,007. While the highest tuition for medical assistant programs, which is $15,285 every year, is at South University-Montgomery, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $5,748 every year, is at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Schools in Alabama offer certificates, associates degrees, and masters degrees for medical assistant students.

Medical Assistant Program Completions in Alabama 2006 - 2010

764 students graduate from programs in Alabama in medical assisting, on average, per year. Specifically, 570 students graduated with certificates in medical assisting, 160 with an associate's level degree, and 69 with a master's level degree.

Medical Assistant Program Completions in Alabama 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 494
  • Certificate 2007: 490
  • Certificate 2008: 566
  • Certificate 2009: 480
  • Certificate 2010: 570
  • Associate 2006: 66
  • Associate 2007: 50
  • Associate 2008: 103
  • Associate 2009: 159
  • Associate 2010: 160
  • Master 2006: 34
  • Master 2007: 35
  • Master 2008: 61
  • Master 2009: 64
  • Master 2010: 69

Medical Assistant Program Availability in Alabama

Alabama schools offer a total of 27 medical assistant programs. Of these programs, around 48.1% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Medical Assistant Program Availability in Alabama

  • Certificate: 13
  • Associate: 12
  • Master: 2

Career Trends

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18600
  • 25th Percentile: 21610
  • Median: 26600
  • 75th Percentile: 34140
  • 90th Percentile: 45590

Medical Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Medical Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17710
  • 25th Percentile: 20690
  • Median: 24210
  • 75th Percentile: 28400
  • 90th Percentile: 31940

Career Trends

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Employment Trend

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Employment Trend

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22130
  • Median Salary 2007: 23140
  • Median Salary 2008: 24900
  • Median Salary 2009: 26060
  • Median Salary 2010: 26600
  • Total Employed 2006: 3040
  • Total Employed 2007: 3070
  • Total Employed 2008: 2910
  • Total Employed 2009: 2710
  • Total Employed 2010: 2820

Medical Assistants — Employment Trend

Medical Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22460
  • Median Salary 2007: 23210
  • Median Salary 2008: 23560
  • Median Salary 2009: 23850
  • Median Salary 2010: 24210
  • Total Employed 2006: 5140
  • Total Employed 2007: 5580
  • Total Employed 2008: 6520
  • Total Employed 2009: 6680
  • Total Employed 2010: 6840

Alabama vs National Medical Assistant Employment

Alabama vs National Medical Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Alabama: 1.381% (9660)

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1. Northeast Alabama Community College

138 Highway 35
Rainsville, AL 35986
(205) 638-4418x234

Northeast Alabama Community College, which is very close to Rainsville, Alabama, is in a rural setting. This college offers two medical assistant programs. Of those, it offers students one medical assistant certificate and one degree at the associate's level in medical assisting. 3,435 students seek degrees in 23 Northeast Alabama Community College programs, overall. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assistant programs.

2. Fortis College - Foley

914 North McKenzie St
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 970-1460

Fortis College-Foley is located in Foley, Alabama, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in medical assisting. It is a for-profit institution.

3. Remington College - Mobile

828 Downtowner Loop W
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 343-8200

Remington College-Mobile offers one medical assistant program and Remington is near the center of the city. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

4. Fortis College - Montgomery

3736 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL 36109
(334) 272-3857

Fortis College-Montgomery offers two programs in medical assisting. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in medical assisting by it and one degree at the associate's level in medical assisting. It is near the heart of downtown.

5. Virginia College - Montgomery

6200 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36117-2800
(334) 277-3390x2901

Virginia College-Montgomery is 6.3 miles from the center of the city and this college offers one medical assistant program. This college is a for-profit 2-year institution. This college is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assistant programs.

6. South University - Montgomery

5355 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL 36116-1120
(334) 395-8800

South University-Montgomery offers one medical assistant program and it is 5.1 miles from the center of the city. 729 students seek degrees in 13 South University-Montgomery programs, overall. SU is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assisting.

7. Virginia College - Mobile

3725 Airport Blvd- Suite 165
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 378-3052

Virginia College-Mobile is near the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in medical assisting. Specifically, it offers students one medical assistant certificate and one medical assistant degree at the associate's level. In terms of programs, it is the eighth largest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assisting.

8. H Councill Trenholm State Technical College

1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36108-3199
(334) 420-4200

H Councill Trenholm State Technical College, which is 2.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Montgomery, AL. It offers two medical assistant programs. Of those, it offers students one certificate in medical assisting and one degree at the associate's level in medical assisting. It is one of 7 technical colleges in Alabama. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assisting in terms of programs.

9. Chattahoochee Valley Community College

2602 College Drive
Phenix City, AL 36869
(334) 291-4900

Chattahoochee Valley Community College is located in the suburbs of Phenix City, Alabama. It offers two medical assistant programs. Specifically, this community college offers students one medical assistant certificate and one associate's level degree in medical assisting. This college is one of 23 community colleges in Alabama. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assistant programs.

10. Fortis College - Mobile

3590 Pleasant Valley Rd
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 344-1203x3111

Fortis College-Mobile offers one medical assistant program and it is near the center of the city. 401 students seek degrees in eight programs at this school, overall. It is the second largest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assisting in terms of programs.

11. Herzing University - Birmingham

280 West Valley Ave
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 916-2800

Herzing University-Birmingham offers two medical assistant programs. More specifically, it offers one medical assistant certificate to students and one associate's level medical assisting degree. It is located in the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assistant programs.

12. The University of South Alabama

307 N University Blvd
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
(251) 460-6101

The University of South Alabama, which is near the center of the city, is in Mobile, AL and it offers one medical assistant program. It is one of 4 institutions with a medical school in Alabama. In terms of programs, this university is the second biggest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assisting.

13. George C Wallace State Community College - Hanceville

801 Main St NW
Hanceville, AL 35077-2000
(256) 352-8000

George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, which is very close to Hanceville, Alabama, is located in a rural setting and it offers one medical assistant program. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks third in the state of Alabama.

14. Oakwood University

7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, AL 35896
(256) 726-7000

Oakwood University is a historically black 4-year institution, founded in 1896. OU, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Huntsville, AL. Oakwood offers students one certificate, seven associates level degrees, 61 degrees at the bachelors level, and one masters level degree. 1,915 students pursued degrees from the 68 programs at this school in 2010. Oakwood offers subjects including language, liberal arts, and chemistry. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits this small school.

15. The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
(205) 934-4011

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is near the heart of downtown and UAB offers one medical assistant program. It is one of 4 institutions with a medical school in Alabama. It is the largest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assisting in terms of programs.

16. George C Wallace State Community College - Dothan

1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303-9234
(334) 983-3521

George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan is near the center of the city. It offers two medical assistant programs. Specifically, this college offers students one certificate in medical assisting and one associate's level medical assisting degree. This college is one of 23 community colleges in Alabama. This community college is the fourth largest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assisting.

17. Virginia College - Huntsville

2800 Bob Wallace Ave
Huntsville, AL 35805-9945
(256) 533-7387

Virginia College-Huntsville offers two medical assistant programs. More specifically, students are offered one medical assistant certificate by VC and one associate's level degree in medical assisting. This school is 1.6 miles from the center of the city. 755 students seek degrees in 27 VC programs, overall. It is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Alabama offering medical assisting.