With an overall population of 81,860 and a student population of 5,988, approximately 3,595 of Decatur students attend one of Decatur's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Richland Community College is the largest administrative assistant school in Decatur, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 63 students graduated from the Administrative Assisting program at Richland Community College.
In 2010, 84 students graduated with an administrative assisting certificate from one of Decatur's administrative assistant schools. If you decide to attend a administrative assistant school in Decatur, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,510.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for administrative assisting related books and supplies every year.
Many administrative assisting graduates choose to work as administrative assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decatur, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 115,790 administrative assistants in Illinois. Of these administrative assistants, 940 were working in the greater Decatur area. The government projects that the number of administrative assistants in Decatur will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
As an administrative assistant in Decatur, you can expect to make an average salary of $22,190 per year. This is lower than the average salary for administrative assistants in the state.