With an overall population of 30,248 and a student population of 9,199, approximately 5,242 of Florence students attend one of Florence's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Florence, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Florence-Darlington Technical College. In 2010, Florence-Darlington Technical College graduated approximately 14 students from its medical assisting program.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Florence in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,302 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,056 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Florence after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Florence, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. There were 6,010 medical assistants working in South Carolina and 660 working in the greater Florence area in 2010. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Florence will increase by 28% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Florence is $23,600 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.