La Junta has a general population of 7,568 and an overall student population of 1,660. Approximately 1,660 of La Junta's students are enrolled in schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Of the 1 administrative assistant schools in La Junta, the largest administrative assisting school, by student population, is Otero Junior College. In 2010, Otero Junior College graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in administrative assisting.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with an administrative assisting degree in La Junta. Tuition in 2009 at La Junta's administrative assistant schools was $14,446 per year for instate students and $17,247 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,749 for administrative assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,994 per year, on average, for room and board at La Junta-based administrative assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,315.
After graduating with your credentials in administrative assisting, if you decide to work as an administrative assistant in La Junta, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 46,000 administrative assistants in Colorado. Of these administrative assistants, 2,090 were working in the greater La Junta area. The government projects that the number of administrative assistants in La Junta will decrease by -5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
As an administrative assistant in La Junta, you can expect to make an average salary of $26,830 per year. This is lower than the average salary for administrative assistants in the state.