With an overall population of 25,136 and a student population of 6,033, approximately 5,905 of Fort Dodge students attend one of Fort Dodge's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Iowa Central Community College is the largest administrative assistant school in Fort Dodge, based on student population. In 2010, Iowa Central Community College graduated approximately 10 students from its administrative assisting program.
A reported 10 students graduated with credentials in administrative assisting in Fort Dodge in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,665 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fort Dodge administrative assisting schools was an average of $14,405 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a administrative assistant program in Fort Dodge. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Dodge-based administrative assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $4,975 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,290.
After graduating with your credentials in administrative assisting, if you decide to work as an administrative assistant in Fort Dodge, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 32,550 administrative assistants in Iowa, 3,190 were working in the greater Fort Dodge area. The government projects that the number of administrative assistants in Fort Dodge will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
As an administrative assistant in Fort Dodge, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,250 per year. This is lower than the average salary for administrative assistants in the state.