Hammond has a general population of 17,639 and an overall student population of 15,316. Approximately 15,151 of Hammond's students are enrolled in schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
The largest administrative assistant school in Hammond, by student population, is Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2010, Southeastern Louisiana University graduated approximately 8 students from its administrative assisting program.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in administrative assisting in Hammond in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,448 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hammond administrative assisting schools was an average of $21,704 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for administrative assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Hammond-based administrative assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,528.
After graduating with your credentials in administrative assisting, if you decide to work as an administrative assistant in Hammond, your job prospects are not very good. There were 38,940 administrative assistants working in Louisiana and 1,350 working in the greater Hammond area in 2010. The government projects that the number of administrative assistants in Hammond will decrease by -3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an administrative assistant in Hammond is $25,100 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for administrative assistants.