Dalton has a total population of 27,912 and a student population of 5,796. Of these students, 5,722 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Dalton, by student population, is Dalton State College. In 2010, Dalton State College graduated approximately 0 students from its medical assisting program.
Tuition in 2009 at Dalton's medical assistant schools was $10,740 per year for instate students and $18,222 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,440 per year, on average, for room and board at Dalton-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,000.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Dalton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 14,100 medical assistants in Georgia, 220 were working in the greater Dalton area. The number of medical assistants in Dalton is expected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Dalton, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,550 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.