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Medical Assistant Schools in Santa Maria, California

There are five schools conveniently located near Santa Maria, CA offering medical assistant programs. In 2010, 188 students graduated with degrees from Santa Maria medical assistant schools. 169 of all these students graduated with certificates and 19 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 206 students graduate from medical assistant programs in Santa Maria every year. Out of those, 169 students graduated with certificates in medical assisting and 19 with an associate's level degree.

Five medical assistant schools are located in this municipality. And of these, two schools are public, while three schools are private. Tuition at a public medical assistant school varies from $782 to $860, while tuition at a private medical assistant school varies from $9,741 to $18,090.

Average tuition for medical assistant programs is $2,316. The lowest tuition in this California municipality, which is $782 per year, is at Allan Hancock College, while the highest tuition for programs in medical assisting, which is $18,090 per year, is at the Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria.

Santa Maria medical assistant schools offer certificates and associates degrees.

Medical Assistant Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Santa Maria, California

On average, 206 students graduate from medical assistant programs in Santa Maria every year. Out of those, 169 students graduated with certificates in medical assisting and 19 with an associate's level degree.

Medical Assistant Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Santa Maria, California

  • Certificate 2006: 187
  • Certificate 2007: 186
  • Certificate 2008: 208
  • Certificate 2009: 109
  • Certificate 2010: 169
  • Associate 2006: 12
  • Associate 2007: 22
  • Associate 2008: 17
  • Associate 2009: 19
  • Associate 2010: 19

Medical Assistant Program Availability in Santa Maria, California

Santa Maria schools offer a total of eight medical assistant programs. Of these programs, approximately 62.5% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Medical Assistant Program Availability in Santa Maria, California

  • Certificate: 5
  • Associate: 3

Career Trends

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25180
  • 25th Percentile: 27980
  • Median: 33660
  • 75th Percentile: 42640
  • 90th Percentile: 56820

Medical Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Medical Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24310
  • 25th Percentile: 26830
  • Median: 30220
  • 75th Percentile: 35830
  • 90th Percentile: 41750

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: 29970
  • Median Salary 2007: 31490
  • Median Salary 2008: 32100
  • Median Salary 2009: 33400
  • Median Salary 2010: 33660
  • Total Employed 2006: 220
  • Total Employed 2007: 230
  • Total Employed 2008: 230
  • Total Employed 2009: 210
  • Total Employed 2010: 190

Medical Assistants — Employment Trend

Medical Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27010
  • Median Salary 2007: 28880
  • Median Salary 2008: 30320
  • Median Salary 2009: 31150
  • Median Salary 2010: 30220
  • Total Employed 2006: 640
  • Total Employed 2007: 890
  • Total Employed 2008: 840
  • Total Employed 2009: 860
  • Total Employed 2010: 750

Santa Maria vs California Medical Assistant Employment

Santa Maria vs California Medical Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Santa Maria: 0.937% (940)

Medical Assistant Schools in Santa Maria, California

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1. The Santa Barbara Business College - Santa Maria

303 E Plaza Dr Ste 1
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-8256

The Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria offers two medical assistant programs. Out of those, it offers students one medical assistant certificate and one medical assistant degree at the associate's level. This school, which is located 20.6 miles from neighboring Lompoc, is 1.1 miles from Santa Maria, CA. This school is the second largest institution offering programs in medical assisting in Santa Maria.

2. CET - Santa Maria

509 W Morrison Ave
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(408) 287-7924

CET-Santa Maria offers one medical assistant program and this school, which is located 21.0 miles from Lompoc, is located a short commute away from within Santa Maria. It is the only vocational school in Santa Maria.

3. Allan Hancock College

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966

Allan Hancock College is near the heart of downtown Santa Maria. It offers two programs in medical assisting. Of those, this college offers students one certificate in medical assisting and one degree at the associate's level in medical assisting. It is a public 2-year institution and this big college is one out of three Santa Maria institutions offering medical assisting.