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Associate’s Degree in Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services

28,714 Yearly Graduations
$27,900 Median Salary
$19,633 Median Debt
An associate's degree in medical assisting is offered at 970 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 41% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.7% of medical assisting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Medical Assisting Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28,714 students earned their associate's degree in medical assisting. This makes it the 5th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in medical assisting at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 48,726
Associate’s Degree 28,714
Basic Certificate 20,455
Bachelor’s Degree 1,271
Master’s Degree 475

Earnings of Medical Assisting Majors With Associate’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in medical assisting is $27,900. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $23,900 and the high is $35,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in medical assisting is $19,633. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $24,750 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $13,562.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $204.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in medical assisting. About 83.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,688
Women 24,026
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degree in Medical Assisting

The racial-ethnic distribution of medical assisting associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,316
Black or African American 3,320
Hispanic or Latino 5,875
White 15,645
International Students 212
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,346
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Medical Assisting Associate's Degree Students

There are 970 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in medical assisting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1,032 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for medical assisting majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 18,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,808 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,162 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,032 associate's degree were handed out to medical assisting majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. About 81% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
594 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ECPI University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in medical assisting. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,584 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 594 people received their associate's degree in medical assisting from East Coast Polytechnic Institute. Of these students, 92% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
374 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in medical assisting. Roughly 75,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 374 people received their associate's degree in medical assisting from Ivy Tech Community College. Of these students, 93% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
369 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in medical assisting. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 369 people received their associate's degree in medical assisting from San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. Around 78% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#5

Baker College

Flint, Michigan
360 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for medical assisting majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Baker College. Roughly 12,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,510 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 360 people received their associate's degree in medical assisting from Baker College. About 89% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

354 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for medical assisting majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southwest University at El Paso. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 354 associate's degree were handed out to medical assisting majors at Southwest University at El Paso. About 81% of this group were women, and 97% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

National University College

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
312 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
99% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for medical assisting majors who are seeking their associate's degree is National University College. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,510 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 312 associate's degree were handed out to medical assisting majors at National University College. About 79% of this group were women, and 99% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

ASA College

Brooklyn, New York
292 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ASA College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in medical assisting. Roughly 4,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 292 people received their associate's degree in medical assisting from ASA Institute. Of these students, 92% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Independence University

Salt Lake City, Utah
260 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for medical assisting majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Independence University. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,585 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,638 per year.

The medical assisting program at Independence University awarded 260 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 95% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Mildred Elley-New York Campus

New York, New York
250 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mildred Elley-New York Campus is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in medical assisting. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The medical assisting program at Mildred Elley-New York Campus awarded 250 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 87% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#11

Carrington College-Sacramento

Sacramento, California
243 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for medical assisting majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Carrington College-Sacramento. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. The medical assisting program at Carrington College-Sacramento awarded 243 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Stanbridge University

Irvine, California
222 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stanbridge University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in medical assisting. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 222 people received their associate's degree in medical assisting from Stanbridge. Of these students, 64% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Universidad del Turabo

Gurabo, Puerto Rico
220 Yearly Graduations
76% Women

Universidad del Turabo comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in medical assisting. Each year, around 17,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

The medical assisting program at Universidad del Turabo awarded 220 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 76% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
211 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Catherine University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in medical assisting. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,948 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 211 people received their associate's degree in medical assisting from St. Kate's. Of these students, 91% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Fox College

Bedford Park, Illinois
208 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for medical assisting majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Fox College. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The medical assisting program at Fox College awarded 208 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 84% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Vet Tech Institute

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
172 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vet Tech Institute comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degree in medical assisting. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 172 associate's degree were handed out to medical assisting majors at Vet Tech Institute. About 91% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater

Clearwater, Florida
156 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in medical assisting. Each year, around 18,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 156 people received their associate's degree in medical assisting from Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#18

Eastwick College-Ramsey

Ramsey, New Jersey
154 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastwick College-Ramsey is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in medical assisting. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The medical assisting program at Eastwick College-Ramsey awarded 154 associate's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
154 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sinclair Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in medical assisting. Roughly 18,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 154 people received their associate's degree in medical assisting from Sinclair Community College. About 86% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

127 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for medical assisting majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mandl School-The College of Allied Health. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 127 people received their associate's degree in medical assisting from Mandl School - The College of Allied Health. Of these students, 87% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to medical assisting that offer associate’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing 83,213
Allied Health Professions 28,069
Health/Medical Admin Services 17,600
Dental Support Services 7,349
Health Sciences & Services 5,261

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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