With an overall population of 43,724 and a student population of 17,089, approximately 3,585 of Valdosta students attend one of Valdosta's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Valdosta, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. In 2010, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College graduated approximately 31 students from its medical assisting program.
A total of 31 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Valdosta in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,076 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $750 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Valdosta, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 76 medical assistants in Georgia were working in the greater Valdosta area. The number of medical assistants in Valdosta is expected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Valdosta is $26,400 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.