With an overall population of 136,924 and a student population of 16,514, approximately 12,217 of Salem students attend one of Salem's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Chemeketa Community College is the largest administrative assistant school in Salem, based on student population. In 2010, Chemeketa Community College graduated approximately 31 students from its administrative assisting program.
A total of 41 students graduated with credentials in administrative assisting from administrative assistant schools in Salem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,510 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for administrative assisting related books and supplies every year.
Many administrative assisting graduates choose to work as administrative assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Salem, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 37,450 administrative assistants in Oregon. Of these administrative assistants, 3,810 were working in the greater Salem area. Salem's administrative assistant workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an administrative assistant in Salem is $29,170 per year, which is higher than the average for administrative assistants state-wide.