With an overall population of 9,846 and a student population of 1,177, approximately 1,177 of Independence students attend one of Independence's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
The largest administrative assistant school in Independence, by student population, is Independence Community College. In 2010, approximately 1 students graduated from the Administrative Assisting program at Independence Community College.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with an administrative assisting degree from one of Independence's administrative assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,480 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Independence administrative assisting schools was an average of $11,760 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for administrative assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,600 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,880.
After graduating with your credentials in administrative assisting, if you decide to work as an administrative assistant in Independence, your job prospects are not very good. There were 19,730 administrative assistants working in Kansas and 7,690 working in the greater Independence area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of administrative assistants is expected to increase by 3% in Independence. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an administrative assistant in Independence is $24,170 per year, which is lower than the average for administrative assistants state-wide.