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Allied Health Services Schools in California

15,076 students earned Medical Assisting degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

An Allied Health Services major is the 7th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Allied Health Services Majors in California

Medical Assisting majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7,993
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7,993
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 4,319
Associate’s Degree 2,705
Bachelor’s Degree 43
Master’s Degree 16

Gender Distribution

In California, a medical assisting major is more popular with women than with men.

Allied Health Services Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of medical assisting majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 8.7%
  • Black or African American: 5.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 56.5%
  • White: 17.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.2%
  • Other Races: 11.3%
Allied Health Services Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Allied Health Services Grads in California

215,830 people in the state and 1,998,190 in the nation are employed in jobs related to medical assisting.

Allied Health Services Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Allied Health Services Jobs in California

In this state, medical assisting grads earn an average of $48,150. Nationwide, they make an average of $47,450.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 177 colleges in California that offer medical assisting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,562 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,275 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,700 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 30%.

885 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,214 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 46% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 18%.

460 Degrees in Major Awarded
551 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This private institution charges an average net price of $22,085.

#4

Unitek College

Fremont
379 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,774 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 39% get financial aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $49,493. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

306 Degrees in Major Awarded
652 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $4,672. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1. 64% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

303 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,284 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. In their early career, American Career College - Los Angeles grads earn an average salary of $24,600. The student to faculty ratio is 38 to 1.

292 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,000 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $27,743. In their early career, UEI College-Fresno grads earn an average salary of $20,100. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it.

268 Degrees in Major Awarded
262 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,027 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,600 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#10

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana
247 Degrees in Major Awarded
28,425 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 26%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 36 to 1. A typical student attending SAC will pay a net price of $4,474.

Allied Health Services Careers in CA

Some of the careers medical assisting majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Physician Assistants 34% $118,500
Occupational Therapy Assistants 32% $70,190
Physical Therapist Assistants 31% $67,500
Health Specialties Professors 30% $142,500
Medical Assistants 29% $36,080
Health Technologists and Technicians 24% $44,850
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 21% $40,020
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants 20% $29,190
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 19% $0
Surgical Technologists 15% $60,340
Pharmacy Technicians 14% $40,120
Healthcare Support Workers 11% $42,640

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to medical assisting.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Nursing 17,690
Allied Health Professions 9,548
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,457
Health/Medical Admin Services 6,979
Public Health 4,119
Dental Support Services 3,843
Health Sciences & Services 3,841
Mental & Social Health Services 3,164

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