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Medical Assistant Schools in Iowa

There are 21 schools in the state of Iowa offering medical assistant programs. 994 students graduated from programs at Iowa medical assistant schools in 2010. 447 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 439 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 974 students graduate from programs in this state in medical assisting per year. Of those, 439 students graduated with medical assistant certificates, 447 with an associate's level degree, 13 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 95 with a degree at the master's level.

21 medical assistant schools are located in this state. Out of these, while 12 schools are public, nine schools are private. Public medical assistant school tuition is $7,417, while private medical assistant school tuition varies from $11,025 to $15,372.

Average tuition for programs in medical assisting is $9,175. While the highest tuition for programs in medical assisting, which is $15,372 every year, is at Kaplan University-Cedar Falls, the lowest tuition in Iowa, which is $7,417 every year, is at the University of Iowa.

Iowa schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees in medical assistant.

Medical Assistant Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 974 students graduate from programs in this state in medical assisting per year. Of those, 439 students graduated with medical assistant certificates, 447 with an associate's level degree, 13 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 95 with a degree at the master's level.

Medical Assistant Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 370
  • Certificate 2007: 378
  • Certificate 2008: 418
  • Certificate 2009: 298
  • Certificate 2010: 439
  • Associate 2006: 408
  • Associate 2007: 449
  • Associate 2008: 404
  • Associate 2009: 398
  • Associate 2010: 447
  • Bachelor 2006: 0
  • Bachelor 2007: 0
  • Bachelor 2008: 0
  • Bachelor 2009: 0
  • Bachelor 2010: 13
  • Master 2006: 61
  • Master 2007: 61
  • Master 2008: 133
  • Master 2009: 62
  • Master 2010: 95

Medical Assistant Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in Iowa offer a total of 39 medical assistant programs. Of these programs, about 48.7% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the bachelors level, and the masters level.

Medical Assistant Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 19
  • Associate: 16
  • Bachelor: 2
  • Master: 2

Career Trends

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21320
  • 25th Percentile: 24750
  • Median: 29660
  • 75th Percentile: 37220
  • 90th Percentile: 46880

Medical Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Medical Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21120
  • 25th Percentile: 24760
  • Median: 28480
  • 75th Percentile: 32590
  • 90th Percentile: 37440

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: 25510
  • Median Salary 2007: 26620
  • Median Salary 2008: 27770
  • Median Salary 2009: 29150
  • Median Salary 2010: 29660
  • Total Employed 2006: 1850
  • Total Employed 2007: 1970
  • Total Employed 2008: 2220
  • Total Employed 2009: 2140
  • Total Employed 2010: 2070

Medical Assistants — Employment Trend

Medical Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 25620
  • Median Salary 2007: 27190
  • Median Salary 2008: 28070
  • Median Salary 2009: 28640
  • Median Salary 2010: 28480
  • Total Employed 2006: 2680
  • Total Employed 2007: 3530
  • Total Employed 2008: 4210
  • Total Employed 2009: 4460
  • Total Employed 2010: 4480

Iowa vs National Medical Assistant Employment

Iowa vs National Medical Assistant Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.937% (6550)

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1. Hamilton Technical College

1011 E 53rd St
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 386-3570

Hamilton Technical College, which is near the center of the city, is in Davenport, IA and Hamilton Tech offers one medical assistant program. Hamilton Tech is a for-profit 4-year institution.

2. Kaplan University - Cedar Falls

7009 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 277-0220

Kaplan University-Cedar Falls is near the heart of downtown and Kaplan offers one program in medical assisting.

3. The Mercy College of Health Sciences

928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239
(515) 643-3180

The Mercy College of Health Sciences, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Des Moines, IA. It offers two programs in medical assisting. Of those, students are offered one medical assistant certificate by this specialized school and one degree at the associate's level in medical assisting. In terms of programs, it is the eighth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering medical assisting.

4. Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center

3200 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-1400

Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center offers one program in medical assisting and it is 2.9 miles from the center of the city. 1,821 students pursue degrees in nine Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center programs, overall. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering medical assistant programs.

5. Ellsworth Community College

1100 College Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(800) 322-9235

Ellsworth Community College is located in town of Iowa Falls, Iowa and it offers one program in medical assisting. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

6. Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 683-5111

Indian Hills Community College is in town of Ottumwa, Iowa and it offers one medical assistant program. Overall, 5,520 students seek degrees in 56 programs at this public college.

7. North Iowa Area Community College

500 College Dr
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-1264

North Iowa Area Community College is in Mason City, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three medical assistant programs. Specifically, students are offered two medical assistant certificates by it and one medical assistant degree at the associate's level. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

8. Vatterott College - Des Moines

7000 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 309-9000

Vatterott College-Des Moines offers two medical assistant programs. Of those, it offers students one certificate in medical assisting and one medical assistant degree at the associate's level. This small school is near the heart of downtown. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

9. Kaplan University - Mason City

Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-2530

Kaplan University-Mason City offers one medical assistant program.

10. Southeastern Community College

1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, IA 52655-0180
(319) 752-2731

Southeastern Community College offers one medical assistant program and this college, which is very close to West Burlington, Iowa, is located in a rural area. 3,601 students pursue degrees in 35 Southeastern Community College programs, overall.

11. Kaplan University - Cedar Rapids

3165 Edgewood Parkway SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 363-0481

Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids is 3.1 miles from the center of the city and Kaplan offers one program in medical assisting. Overall, 916 students pursue degrees in 13 Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids programs. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering medical assisting in terms of programs.

12. Kaplan University - Council Bluffs

1751 Madison Avenue- Suite 750
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-5289
(712) 328-4212

Kaplan University-Council Bluffs is 2.2 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in medical assisting. Kaplan is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the sixth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering medical assisting.

13. Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is 3.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Sioux City, IA. This college offers three medical assistant programs. More specifically, this college offers two certificates in medical assisting to students and one degree at the associate's level in medical assisting. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering medical assistant programs.

14. Hawkeye Community College

1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 296-2320

Hawkeye Community College is in Waterloo, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in medical assisting. Of those, it offers one medical assistant certificate to students and one associate's level degree in medical assisting. 6,658 students pursue degrees in 52 programs at this college, overall. In terms of programs, this college is the fifth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering medical assisting.

15. Kaplan University - Des Moines

4655 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50323
(515) 727-2100

Kaplan University-Des Moines, which is very close to Urbandale, Iowa, is in a rural area and KU offers one medical assistant program. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

16. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College offers two programs in medical assisting. Of those, it offers students one medical assistant certificate and one associate's level medical assisting degree. This community college, which is 4.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering medical assisting.

17. The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

The University of Iowa offers three medical assistant programs. Out of those, UI offers students one certificate in medical assisting, one bachelor's level degree in medical assisting, and one degree at the master's level in medical assisting. Iowa is located in the center of Iowa City. Overall, 29,518 students seek degrees in 413 UI programs. Iowa is the largest institution in the state of Iowa offering medical assisting in terms of programs.

18. Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057
(712) 325-3200

Iowa Western Community College offers one program in medical assisting and this college, which is 3.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Council Bluffs, IA. It is a public 2-year institution. This medium-sized college ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

19. Iowa Lakes Community College

19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
(712) 362-2601

Iowa Lakes Community College is located in town of Estherville, Iowa. It offers four programs in medical assisting. Of those, students are offered two medical assistant certificates by this community college and two associate's level medical assisting degrees. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

20. Dordt College

498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
(712) 722-6000

Dordt College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1955. It is in Sioux Center, IA. Students are offered three degrees at the associates level, 86 bachelors level degrees, and one masters level degree by it. In 2010, 1,360 students sought degrees from the 90 programs at this school. This school offers subjects such as information technology, visual communications, and chemistry. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

21. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College is located in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa. This college offers three programs in medical assisting. Out of those, it offers two medical assistant certificates to students and one associate's level medical assisting degree. It is a public 2-year institution. It ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

22. Iowa Central Community College

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-7201

Iowa Central Community College is in Fort Dodge, IA. It offers two programs in medical assisting. Out of those, students are offered one medical assistant certificate by this college and one associate's level degree in medical assisting. Overall, 6,204 students pursue degrees in 49 Iowa Central Community College programs. In terms of programs, it is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering medical assisting.

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