With an overall population of 21,518 and a student population of 4,177, approximately 4,085 of Cumberland students attend one of Cumberland's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
The largest administrative assistant school in Cumberland, by student population, is Allegany College of Maryland. In 2010, Allegany College of Maryland graduated approximately 15 students from its administrative assisting program.
A reported 23 students graduated with credentials in administrative assisting in Cumberland in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,163 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cumberland administrative assisting schools was an average of $19,273 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for administrative assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cumberland-based administrative assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,823.
If you decide to work as an administrative assistant in Cumberland, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 68,550 administrative assistants in Maryland, 890 were working in the greater Cumberland area. The government projects that the number of administrative assistants in Cumberland will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
As an administrative assistant in Cumberland, you can expect to make an average salary of $20,810 per year. This is lower than the average salary for administrative assistants in the state.