Listed below are all of the schools offering Medical Assistant programs in Arkansas. 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.
Land of hot springs, the Ozarks, and the only diamond mine in the world open to the public, Arkansas was acquired by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase. In recent decades, the state gave the country a host of famous favorite sons, including Bill Clinton, Billy Bob Thornton, Johnny Cash, and football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. As a medical assistant in Arkansas, you will need to work hard and be patient as the state offers relatively low pay and limited opportunities for work.
Medical Assistant Education in Arkansas
Aspiring medical assistants in Arkansas have only a couple of schools to choose from, and if accreditation is important, the choice is even more limited. Scholarships are available through national medical assistant societies.
Medical Assisting Careers in Arkansas
Medical assistants in Arkansas, like in other southern states, earn relatively low wages at a little more than $16 an hour, according to 2010 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With only a little under 1,800 medical assistants employed in the state, jobs may be difficult to find.