Dothan has a total population of 57,737 and a student population of 4,722. Of these students, 4,653 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Dothan, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is George C Wallace Community College-Dothan. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at George C Wallace Community College-Dothan.
A total of 25 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Dothan in 2010. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Dothan, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,700.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Dothan.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dothan, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 6,460 medical assistants in Alabama, 370 were working in the greater Dothan area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Dothan will increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Dothan is $23,490 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.