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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

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  • Medical Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Office Specialist (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dental Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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Stockton
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  • Medical Specialties (AOS)

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National City
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  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Degree - Medical Assistant
  • Certificate - Dental Assistant
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Hesperia
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  • Certificate - Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Certificate - Dental Assistant
  • For more than 45 years, PMI has been dedicated to quality healthcare education
  • 17 campuses across 9 states including Arizona, California, Texas, Colorado & more
  • Accredited by the ABHES with multiple accreditations per specific program
  • Certificates, associates, and bachelor’s programs in leading healthcare fields
  • PMI offers financial aid to students who qualify for assistance
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San Marcos
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  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Offers accelerated programs w/ flexible schedules & professional instruction
  • Multiple accredited campuses across 9 states including CA, TX, NV, & PA
  • 10 + programs including Practical Nursing, Dental and Medical Assisting
  • Provides professional development training & career planning resources
  • Military Student Center (MSC) is committed to the success of military students
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Clovis
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Programs
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Offers career placement assistance services to recent graduates.
  • Our short-term allied health programs will give you the skills and knowledge to become a part of the exciting health care field.
  • Programs include Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Healthcare Administration.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Main campus is located in Van Nuys, California, north of Los Angeles.
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Panorama City
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  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
  • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
  • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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Cathedral City
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  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Certificate - Veterinary Assistant
  • Offers a program that translates work and military experience into college credit, transfers in credit from other college programs, and offers the flexibility of day, evening and online coursework.
  • Provides in-person tutoring, IT support, access to library resources, and job placement assistant for graduates.
  • Features a new blended-learning curriculum, which involves a mix of campus and online courses.
  • Has 11 campuses across Southern California, Washington, and Alaska, and online courses with campus support. 
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Oxnard
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  • Medical Assisting
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
  • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
  • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 11 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada and Idaho, as well as 8 additional Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses.
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Sparks
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Programs
  • Allied Health Management - Bachelor of Science
  • Medical Billing and Coding - Certificate
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.

More California Medical Assistant Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
South Gate
Associate
103
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Lancaster
Associate
834
Barstow
Associate
2,906
Aptos
Associate
15,114
San Diego
Bachelor
568
Redwood City
Associate
5,764
Van Nuys
Associate
638
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Ridgecrest
Associate
4,577
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Los Angeles
Masters
368
Glendora
Associate
11,467
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Fountain Valley
Associate
9,316
Kentfield
Associate
6,476
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Eureka
Associate
6,025
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Cupertino
Associate
24,115
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
West Covina
Associate
672
San Jose
Associate
8,707
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Imperial
Associate
8,682
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Oakland
Masters
319
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Sacramento
Associate
619
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Chula Vista
Associate
813
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
San Diego
Associate
21,437
Bakersfield
Associate
602
Fresno
Associate
675
Salida
Associate
254
Rancho Cordova
Associate
619
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
791
Visalia
Associate
892
San Jose
Associate
9,805
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Victorville
Associate
10,149
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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 1650 $30,630
Chico 490 $31,380
El Centro 430 $30,180
Fresno 2530 $30,560
Hanford-Corcoran 200 $28,990
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 5310 $36,390
Salinas 670 $34,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 29120 $35,800
Madera 230 $31,300
Merced 550 $26,700
Modesto 1510 $35,810
Napa 340 $36,840
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 2260 $36,550
Redding 570 $34,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 7400 $31,330
San Diego-Carlsbad 7270 $37,190
Santa Rosa 1250 $42,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 9710 $43,070
Stockton-Lodi 1490 $32,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 4580 $45,020
Vallejo-Fairfield 890 $43,470
Visalia-Porterville 960 $31,710
Yuba City 290 $34,280
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 650 $35,090
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 540 $41,480
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 870 $36,960

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