Southgate has a general population of 30,136 and an overall student population of 464. Approximately 291 of Southgate's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Southgate, by student population, is Dorsey Business Schools-Southgate. In 2010, Dorsey Business Schools-Southgate graduated approximately 77 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 77 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Southgate. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Southgate, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $14,665.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Southgate, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 19,470 medical assistants in Michigan. Of these medical assistants, 3,630 were working in the greater Southgate area. Southgate's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 25% 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 Southgate is $28,160 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.