Albany has a total population of 76,939 and a student population of 14,289. Of these students, 3,962 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Albany, by student population, is Albany Technical College. Approximately 23 students graduated in 2010 from Albany Technical College with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 23 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Albany in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,043 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Albany, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 14,100 medical assistants in Georgia. Of these medical assistants, 450 were working in the greater Albany area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 26% in Albany. 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 Albany is $23,330 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.