With an overall population of 100,266 and a student population of 40,242, approximately 5,167 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Athens, by student population, is Athens Technical College. Approximately 55 students graduated in 2010 from Athens Technical College with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 55 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Athens's medical assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,043 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 27 medical assistants in Georgia were working in the greater Athens area. Athens'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 Athens is $28,620 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.