Medical Assistant Schools in West Virginia
(found 8 schools)


West Virginia 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: West Virginia Hospital Association



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

Once known primarily for its coal mining industry, West Virginia is growing a reputation for its beautiful mountain scenery and rural charm. The largest city, Charleston, has a population of approximately 50,000. This Appalachian State offers many opportunities for health care professionals, especially those willing to work in rural areas.

Medical Assistant Education in West Virginia

Opportunities for funding for those pursuing a career in the medical field in West Virginia include the West Virginia State Loan Repayment Program and the West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship, among others.

Medical Assisting Careers in West Virginia

According to 2010 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual income of a medical assistant in West Virginia is $22,960, lower than the national average of $29,450. Those with certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants can expect greater job opportunities and higher pay.

Find Medical Assistant Schools Near You

Benjamin Franklin Career and Technical Education Center
Campus Locations in: Dunbar, WV
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Huntington Junior College
Campus Locations in: Huntington, WV
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree, Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Marshall University
Campus Locations in: Huntington, WV
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Mountwest Community and Technical College
Campus Locations in: Huntington, WV
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
West Virginia Junior College-Charleston
Campus Locations in: Bridgeport, WV / Charleston, WV
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting / Information Technology, Medical Assisting / Office Technology
Program Types Offered: Diploma
West Virginia Northern Community College
Campus Locations in: Wheeling, WV
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP

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