With an overall population of 185,781 and a student population of 12,828, approximately 4,172 of Columbus students attend one of Columbus's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Columbus Technical College is the largest medical assistant school in Columbus, based on student population. In 2010, Columbus Technical College graduated approximately 21 students with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Columbus. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,031 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Columbus.
If you plan on staying in Columbus after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Columbus, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, of the 14,390 medical assistants in Georgia, 640 were working in the greater Columbus area. The number of medical assistants in Columbus is expected to increase by 46% 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 Columbus is $25,680 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.