Listed below are all of the schools offering Medical Assistant programs in Alaska. As a rule, you should contact at least 3-5 schools during the course of your research, and ideally more. There are important differences between the programs in terms of cost, admissions requirements, and other characteristics, and, as with many things in life, the way to find the best Medical Assistant program for your needs is to spend some time shopping around.
The 49th and largest state once drew thousands with the promise of gold. In 1897, papers in the Continental US proclaimed gold for the taking and nearly 100,000 would-be miners heeded the call. The last great gold rush proved to be a bust for most of the "stampeders." Only about 30,000 completed the journey to the Yukon, and most of them found no gold. Alaska’s interior is still wild and rugged, but the state promises high wages for those willing to take the challenge. This is true for medical assistants as well.
Medical Assistant Education in Alaska
The state offers fewer than five schools with medical assistant programs. Scholarships are available, however, from the Alaska Medical Assistant Society as well as from national medical assistant organizations.
Medical Assisting Careers in Alaska
According to 2010 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Assistants in Alaska earn almost $18 an hour, making them some of the best paid in the nation.