Medical Assistant Schools in Louisiana
(found 5 schools)


Louisiana Medical Assistant Society: no AAMA affiliated society/chapter (Medical Assistants in this state belong to the AAMA at the national level instead)
State Hospital Association: Louisiana Hospital Association



Listed below are all of the schools offering Medical Assistant programs in Louisiana. 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.

Overview

Louisiana was once part of a much larger Louisiana Territory that stretched from the Gulf Coast north to Canada and from the Mississippi to the Rockies. In 1803, Thomas Jefferson bought the territory from the French, doubling the size of the nation with a stroke of a pen. Only a little more than a decade later, New Orleans was the site of the final battle in the War of 1812. The state has seen hard times in recent years when Hurricane Katrina devastated much of New Orleans and other coastal areas. But the city and the state are bouncing back, offering new employment opportunities, including those in medical assisting.

Medical Assistant Education in Louisiana

Students seeking medical assistant training will find fewer than five schools offering programs in their field. Accredited programs and associate degrees are available, however. Financial assistance can be found through national medical assistant organizations.

Medical Assisting Careers in Louisiana

Louisiana employs over 4,000 medical assistants. At just over $12 an hour, the mean hourly wage is low, but similar to pay in surrounding states, according to 2010 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The cities with the most medical assistant jobs relative to the population are Shreveport and Houma, although New Orleans and Baton Rouge have the largest number of jobs overall.

Find Medical Assistant Schools Near You

Bossier Parish Community College
Campus Locations in: Bossier City, LA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Career Technical College
Campus Locations in: Monroe, LA / Shreveport, LA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program, Medical Assisting - Associate Degree
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Herzing University
Campus Locations in: Kenner, LA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree, Medical Assisting - Diploma, Medical Assisting Diploma
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree, Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
MedVance Institute
Campus Locations in: Baton Rouge, LA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES

Salary numbers provided are from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.