California Medical Assistant Training Programs and Schools

Career Information for Medical Assistants in California

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Fast Facts for Medical Assistants in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Hanford, Yuba City and Vallejo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: El Centro, San Francisco and San Jose
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Riverside, Santa Ana and San Diego

Salaries for Medical Assistants in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Vallejo, San Francisco and San Jose

Schools for Medical Assistants in California are listed below.

Selected Medical Assistant Schools in California

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Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

  • Programs: Medical Assistant Program , Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program, Physical Therapy Aide/Sports Rehab Program
  • Degrees: Certificate
UEI College
Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Fresno, Ontario, Riverside, San Marcos, Stockton

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

  • Programs: Medical Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program), Medical Office Specialist, Dental Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program), more...
  • Degrees: Diploma
Intercoast Colleges
Carson, Fairfield, Rancho Cordova, Riverside

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

  • Programs: Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate
San Joaquin Valley College
Bakersfield, Delano, Hanford, Hesperia, Lancaster, Madera, Ontario, Salida, Temecula, Visalia

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

  • Programs: Degree - Medical Assistant, Certificate - Medical Assistant, Degree - Veterinary Technology, more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Certificate
Brightwood College
Bakersfield, Clovis, Riverside

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

  • Programs: Medical Assistant , Medical Office Specialist, Dental Assistant , more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma
Platt College

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Programs: Medical Assisting, Certified Nurse Assistant, Veterinary Technology - Associates, more...
  • Degrees: Associate, Certificate
Unitek College

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

  • Programs: Medical Assisting , Vocational Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
Mayfield College
Cathedral City

Give your career a boost with an education from Mayfield College.

  • Programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding
  • Degrees: Certificate

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.

  • Programs: Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science, Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding
  • Degrees: Associate
National Career College
Panorama City

Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.

  • Programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Degrees: Certificate
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More California Medical Assistant Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Advanced College South Gate Associate 103
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria Associate 13,176
Antelope Valley College Lancaster Associate 13,312
Antelope Valley Medical College Lancaster Associate 834
Barstow Community College Barstow Associate 2,906
Cabrillo College Aptos Associate 15,114
California College-San Diego San Diego Bachelor 568
Canada College Redwood City Associate 5,764
Casa Loma College-Van Nuys Van Nuys Associate 638
Cerritos College Norwalk Associate 22,273
Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest Associate 4,577
Chabot College Hayward Associate 13,229
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles Masters 368
Citrus College Glendora Associate 11,467
City College of San Francisco San Francisco Associate 46,411
Coastline Community College Fountain Valley Associate 9,316
College of Marin Kentfield Associate 6,476
College of the Canyons Santa Clarita Associate 17,499
College of the Redwoods Eureka Associate 6,025
Contra Costa College San Pablo Associate 7,147
Cosumnes River College Sacramento Associate 12,967
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo Associate 10,920
De Anza College Cupertino Associate 24,115
East Los Angeles College Monterey Park Associate 28,889
East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program West Covina Associate 672
Evergreen Valley College San Jose Associate 8,707
Fresno City College Fresno Associate 21,624
Glendale Community College Glendale Glendale Associate 16,827
Imperial Valley College Imperial Associate 8,682
Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe Associate 2,576
Lincoln University Oakland Oakland Masters 319
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
MTI College Sacramento Associate 619
MiraCosta College Oceanside Associate 10,682
Modesto Junior College Modesto Associate 18,546
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Associate 9,238
Mount Jacinto College San Jacinto Associate 14,197
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa Associate 24,424
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Pasadena City College Pasadena Associate 26,672
Pima Medical Institute Chula Vista Chula Vista Associate 813
Riverside Community College Riverside Associate 30,961
Saddleback College Mission Viejo Associate 18,371
San Diego Mesa College San Diego Associate 21,437
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Bakersfield Associate 602
San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Fresno Associate 675
San Joaquin Valley College-Modesto Campus Salida Associate 254
San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Associate 619
San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga Associate 791
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia Associate 892
San Jose City College San Jose Associate 9,805
Santa Ana College Santa Ana Associate 33,514
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Associate 25,626
Victor Valley College Victorville Associate 10,149
West Valley College Saratoga Associate 11,210

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Medical Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Medical Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Medical Assistants relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 1620 $29640 1.26
Fresno 2510 $28950 1.69
Hanford 160 $27200 0.95
Corcoran 160 $27200 0.95
Chico 530 $30310 1.69
El Centro 460 $28690 1.92
Oxnard 2190 $34610 1.7
Thousand Oaks 2190 $34610 1.7
Ventura 2190 $34610 1.7
Redding 530 $31200 2.05
Riverside 8010 $28230 1.4
San Bernardino 8010 $28230 1.4
Ontario 8010 $28230 1.4
Sacramento 5110 $33380 1.34
Roseville 5110 $33380 1.34
Arden 5110 $33380 1.34
Arcade 5110 $33380 1.34
Salinas 720 $30560 1.02
Los Angeles 30000 $32860 1.22
Long Beach 30000 $32860 1.22
Anaheim 30000 $32860 1.22
Madera 220 $28780 1.26
Merced 510 $24370 1.83
Modesto 1300 $35250 1.8
Napa 300 $35710 0.97
San Diego 6950 $35260 1.18
Carlsbad 6950 $35260 1.18
Santa Cruz 490 $37090 1.25
Watsonville 490 $37090 1.25
Santa Maria 840 $36150 1.06
Santa Barbara 840 $36150 1.06
Santa Rosa 1060 $39760 1.3
San Francisco 9260 $43250 0.97
Oakland 9260 $43250 0.97
Hayward 9260 $43250 0.97
Stockton 1460 $30160 1.53
Lodi 1460 $30160 1.53
San Jose 4240 $42470 0.96
Sunnyvale 4240 $42470 0.96
Santa Clara 4240 $42470 0.96
Vallejo 1180 $38840 2.17
Fairfield 1180 $38840 2.17
Visalia 810 $31980 1.32
Porterville 810 $31980 1.32
Yuba City 290 $33850 1.74
San Luis Obispo 580 $32610 1.2
Paso Robles 580 $32610 1.2
Arroyo Grande 580 $32610 1.2
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