Savannah has a general population of 131,510 and an overall student population of 26,747. Approximately 5,483 of Savannah's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Savannah, by student population, is Savannah Technical College. In 2010, approximately 13 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Savannah Technical College.
In 2010, 13 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Savannah's medical assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,063 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Savannah, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 25 medical assistants in Georgia were working in the greater Savannah area. The number of medical assistants in Savannah 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 Savannah, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,890 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.