With an overall population of 15,333 and a student population of 1,734, approximately 1,734 of Waycross students attend one of Waycross's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Waycross, by student population, is Okefenokee Technical College. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Okefenokee Technical College.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Waycross. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Waycross was $2,043 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Waycross, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 medical assistants in Georgia were working in the greater Waycross area. The number of medical assistants in Waycross 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 Waycross is $23,930 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.