Americus has a general population of 17,013 and an overall student population of 5,465. Approximately 2,562 of Americus's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
South Georgia Technical College is the largest medical assistant school in Americus, based on student population. Approximately 31 students graduated in 2010 from South Georgia Technical College with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 31 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Americus in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $7,375 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Americus medical assisting schools was an average of $9,175 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $870 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Americus. And if you live on campus at one of the Americus-based medical assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $3,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,485.
If you plan on staying in Americus after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Americus, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, of the 14,100 medical assistants in Georgia, 560 were working in the greater Americus area. Americus's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 26% 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 Americus is $23,540 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.