Thomasville has a general population of 18,162 and an overall student population of 2,694. Approximately 1,721 of Thomasville's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Thomasville, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Southwest Georgia Technical College. In 2010, Southwest Georgia Technical College graduated approximately 11 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Thomasville. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Thomasville was $2,043 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Thomasville.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Thomasville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 14,100 medical assistants in Georgia, 1,250 were working in the greater Thomasville area. The number of medical assistants in Thomasville 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 Thomasville, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,930 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.