Medical Assistant Schools in South Dakota
(found 5 schools)


South Dakota Medical Assistant Society: South Dakota Society of Medical Assistants
State Hospital Association: South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations



Listed below are schools offering Medical Assistant programs in South Dakota. As a rule, you should contact at least 3-5 schools during the course of your research, and ideally more. As with many things in life, the way to find the right Medical Assistant program for your needs is to spend some time shopping around.

Overview

South Dakota is located in the Midwestern region of the United States and has a population of more than 812,000. Hunting, fishing and boating are the most popular outdoor recreational activities. The largest city, Sioux Falls, offers everything from light shows to music festivals and art galleries. It is here where you will find approximately 12 post-secondary schools.

Medical Assistant Education in South Dakota

If you require financial assistance to pay for your degree in order to become a medical assistant, there are quite a few state-specific options in South Dakota. These include the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarships, the Dakota Corps Scholarship Program and the ACMPE Scholarship Fund Inc., which caters to promoting the health care sector.

Medical Assisting Careers in South Dakota

According to 2010 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistants make an average of $25,130 per year, which is on the lower end of the pay scale compared to other states. Finding a job shouldn't be too difficult as there is a shortage of medical assistants in South Dakota, especially in rural areas. It is recommended that you take the certification exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants before searching for a job.

Find Medical Assistant Schools Near You

Colorado Technical University
Campus Locations in: Sioux Falls, SD
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Lake Area Technical Institute
Campus Locations in: Watertown, SD
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate, Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Mitchell Technical Institute
Campus Locations in: Mitchell, SD
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
National American University
Campus Locations in: Sioux Falls, SD
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting A.A.S.
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Presentation College
Campus Locations in: Aberdeen, SD
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP

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