Illinois Medical Assistant Training Programs and Schools

Career Information for Medical Assistants in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Medical Assistants in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Danville, Peoria and Springfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Rockford, Chicago and Bloomington
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Springfield

Salaries for Medical Assistants in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Springfield and Peoria

Schools for Medical Assistants in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Medical Assistant Schools in Illinois

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Medical Assisting, BS in Health and Wellness, Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
  • Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor
Northwestern College
Bridgeview, Chicago

For over 110 years, Northwestern College has been proud to help students like you succeed.

  • Programs: Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting Certificate
  • Degrees: Associate, Certificate
Orion College

Orion College is a post-secondary vocational school offering Associate Degree programs in Business Administration, Medical Assisting and Healthcare Management.. By utilizing online learning, students have the flexibility to continue their education from the convenience of their own home. Our virtual classrooms will enable students to attend classes and communicate with instructors and classmates. Students can complete some programs without leaving their current employment or sacrificing family time.

  • Programs: Medical Assisting
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma
Rasmussen College
Aurora, Mokena, Rockford, Romeoville

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

  • Programs: Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate, Medical Assisting Diploma, Pharmacy Technician Certificate, more...
  • Degrees: Certificate, Diploma

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

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  • Programs: Medical Assisting Online, Medical Billing and Coding Online
  • Degrees: Associate

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

  • Programs: Health Sciences (BS), BS in Public Health, Allied Health Science (AS)
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate

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

Penn Foster College

Penn Foster College offers a complete learning experience for busy adults looking to advance their education around their schedule. With Penn Foster College, you can earn your degree or undergraduate certificate online and at a pace that’s right for you.

  • Programs: Veterinary Technician (Associate)
  • Degrees: Associate
Midwest Technical Institute
East Peoria, Moline, Springfield

Whether you’re looking for a new career, or searching to enhance your current position, Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) can help kick-start your educational goals.

  • Programs: Medical Assisting, Basic Nursing Assistant, Medical Coding Specialist
  • Degrees: Certificate

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  • Programs: Veterinary Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate
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More Illinois Medical Assistant Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Carl Sandburg College Galesburg Associate 2,693
College of Lake County Grayslake Associate 16,010
Harper College Palatine Associate 15,156
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College Robinson Associate 1,445
John A Logan College Carterville Associate 7,559
Kankakee Community College Kankakee Associate 3,591
Midstate College Peoria Bachelor 641
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills Associate 15,859
Parkland College Champaign Associate 9,407
South Suburban College South Holland Associate 6,260
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Associate 13,713
The College of Office Technology Chicago Associate 368
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Associate 8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Medical Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. 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


Bloomington 240 $30360 0.57
Carbondale 190 $25530 0.82
Marion 190 $25530 0.82
Champaign 630 $31750 1.47
Urbana 630 $31750 1.47
Danville 80 $27770 0.62
Decatur 110 $28890 0.53
Peoria 530 $30050 0.69
Rockford 660 $28900 1.03
Kankakee 160 $31450 0.89
Springfield 420 $28180 0.91
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