With an overall population of 14,532 and a student population of 5,065, approximately 5,065 of Traverse City students attend one of Traverse City's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Traverse City's largest administrative assistant school is Northwestern Michigan College. In 2010, Northwestern Michigan College graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in administrative assisting.
A total of 4 students graduated with credentials in administrative assisting from administrative assistant schools in Traverse City in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Traverse City's administrative assistant schools was $16,891 per year for instate students and $18,203 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for administrative assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,448 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,443.
Many administrative assisting graduates choose to work as administrative assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Traverse City, your job prospects are not very good. There were 109,560 administrative assistants working in Michigan and 3,910 working in the greater Traverse City area in 2010. The government projects that the number of administrative assistants in Traverse City will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
As an administrative assistant in Traverse City, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,870 per year. This is higher than the average salary for administrative assistants in the state.