With an overall population of 20,645 and a student population of 2,565, approximately 2,565 of Clarksdale students attend one of Clarksdale's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Coahoma Community College is the largest administrative assistant school in Clarksdale, based on student population. In 2010, Coahoma Community College graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in administrative assisting.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with an administrative assisting degree in Clarksdale. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $6,554 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Clarksdale administrative assisting schools was an average of $7,754 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for administrative assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Clarksdale-based administrative assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $3,514 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,640.
After graduating with your credentials in administrative assisting, if you decide to work as an administrative assistant in Clarksdale, your job prospects are average. There were 28,430 administrative assistants working in Mississippi and 2,310 working in the greater Clarksdale area in 2010. Clarksdale's administrative assistant workforce is projected to 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 Clarksdale, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,170 per year. This is lower than the average salary for administrative assistants in the state.