Decatur has a general population of 1,426 and an overall student population of 2,639. Approximately 2,639 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
East Central Community College is the largest administrative assistant school in Decatur, based on student population. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from East Central Community College with credentials in administrative assisting.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with an administrative assisting degree from one of Decatur's administrative assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,410 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Decatur administrative assisting schools was an average of $11,510 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,240 for administrative assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,990 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,420.
Many administrative assisting graduates choose to work as administrative assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decatur, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 28,430 administrative assistants in Mississippi, 2,760 were working in the greater Decatur area. By the year 2018, the number of administrative assistants is expected to increase by 10% in Decatur. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
As an administrative assistant in Decatur, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,210 per year. This is lower than the average salary for administrative assistants in the state.