Clarkesville has a total population of 1,248 and a student population of 2,865. Of these students, 2,865 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Clarkesville, by student population, is North Georgia Technical College. In 2010, North Georgia Technical College graduated approximately 36 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Clarkesville. If you decide to attend one of Clarkesville's medical assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,971 per year in instate tuition and $11,771 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $958 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,718.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Clarkesville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 14,100 medical assistants in Georgia, 580 were working in the greater Clarkesville area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Clarkesville will increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Clarkesville is $28,500 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.