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Fast Facts for Medical Assistants in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Altoona, Erie and Allentown
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Scranton, State College and Lancaster
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Medical Assistants in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Williamsport, Philadelphia and Scranton

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Programs
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assisting - Diploma
  • Medical Billing & Coding - Diploma
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
  • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
  • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Altoona
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Programs
  • Medical Assisting
  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Medical Assistant
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
Programs
  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Gives graduates access to career tools and networking resources for life.
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Allentown
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Programs
  • Medical Assisting - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Dental Assistant - Associate in Specialized Technology
  • Medical Billing and Coding - Diploma
  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
  • Offers programs in business, design, criminal justice, and more.
  • Gives several benefits to alumni including national discounts and career services.
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Reading
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Programs
  • Nurse Aide
  • Provides a student-centered approach to nail technician, cosmetology, manicuring and esthetics training where students learn from dedicated instructors.
  • Offers a job shadow program, in which prospective students may spend time on campus to sit in on classes, observe current students practice technique, and determine which program is best for them.
  • Has 5 campuses across Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
  • Gives students the chance to gain professional experience at campus-owned health and beauty clinics.
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Wilkes Barre
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Programs
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Coding & Reimbursement Specialist
  • Medical Coding & Billing

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Elmira
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Programs
  • Medical Assisting - Associate
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing & Coding

At Brightwood Career Institute, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood Career Institute focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

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Harrisburg
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Programs
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Practical Nursing

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

Programs
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.

More Pennsylvania Medical Assistant Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Newtown
Associate
9,649
Clarion
Masters
6,795
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Philadelphia
Associate
17,334
Media
Associate
10,816
Monessen
Associate
280
Du Bois
Associate
233
Erie
Associate
287
Bryn Mawr
Associate
947
Harrisburg
Associate
9,774
Uniontown
Associate
313
Schnecksville
Associate
7,184
Blue Bell
Associate
9,184
Cresson
Masters
1,595
Media
Associate
853
Loretto
Doctorate
2,125
Greensburg
Masters
1,991
Youngwood
Associate
6,239
York
Associate
247

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Medical Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona 440 $26,720
Johnstown 270 $27,850
Chambersburg 360 $28,190
Waynesboro 360 $28,190
East Stroudsburg 260 $28,140
Erie 790 $26,980
Gettysburg 60 $32,620
Bloomsburg 270 $28,460
Berwick 270 $28,460
Harrisburg 1530 $30,710
Carlisle 1530 $30,710
Lancaster 1150 $30,640
Lebanon 170 $33,530
Pittsburgh 6130 $29,480
Reading 850 $29,640
Scranton 740 $29,690
Wilkes 740 $29,690
Barre 740 $29,690
Hazleton 740 $29,690
State College 140 $31,310
Williamsport 110 $27,920
York 1030 $29,560
Hanover 1030 $29,560

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