Jonesboro has a general population of 3,829 and an overall student population of 1,243. Approximately 1,243 of Jonesboro's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Jonesboro, by student population, is Everest Institute-Jonesboro. In 2010, Everest Institute-Jonesboro graduated approximately 340 students with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 340 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Jonesboro in 2010.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Jonesboro, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 14,100 medical assistants in Georgia. Of these medical assistants, 10,810 were working in the greater Jonesboro area. Jonesboro's medical assistant workforce is projected to 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 Jonesboro is $32,470 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.