Oakwood has a general population of 2,689 and an overall student population of 12,916. Approximately 4,115 of Oakwood's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Oakwood, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Lanier Technical College. In 2010, approximately 95 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Lanier Technical College.
In 2010, 105 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Oakwood's medical assistant schools. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Oakwood, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,070.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Oakwood.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Oakwood, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 14,390 medical assistants in Georgia. Of these medical assistants, 520 were working in the greater Oakwood area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Oakwood will increase by 46% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Oakwood, you can expect to make an average salary of $29,380 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.