With an overall population of 469 and a student population of 7,313, approximately 7,313 of Waco students attend one of Waco's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
West Georgia Technical College is the largest medical assistant school in Waco, based on student population. Approximately 31 students graduated in 2010 from West Georgia Technical College with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Waco. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Waco was $2,085 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,064 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 Waco, 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 Waco area. The number of medical assistants in Waco is expected 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 Waco is $32,470 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.