With an overall population of 13,064 and a student population of 11,890, approximately 11,890 of West Columbia students attend one of West Columbia's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
The largest administrative assistant school in West Columbia, by student population, is Midlands Technical College. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from Midlands Technical College with credentials in administrative assisting.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with an administrative assisting certificate from one of West Columbia's administrative assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,533 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for administrative assisting related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in administrative assisting, if you decide to work as an administrative assistant in West Columbia, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 administrative assistants in South Carolina were working in the greater West Columbia area. West Columbia's administrative assistant workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an administrative assistant in West Columbia is $27,000 per year, which is higher than the average for administrative assistants state-wide.