Clarkston has a general population of 7,231 and an overall student population of 4,742. Approximately 4,742 of Clarkston's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Dekalb Technical College is the largest medical assistant school in Clarkston, based on student population. Approximately 13 students graduated in 2010 from Dekalb Technical College with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Clarkston's medical assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,211 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.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Clarkston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 14,100 medical assistants in Georgia, 10,810 were working in the greater Clarkston area. Clarkston'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 Clarkston is $32,470 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.