Hattiesburg has a total population of 44,779 and a student population of 19,061. Of these students, 436 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Hattiesburg's largest medical assistant school is Antonelli College. In 2010, approximately 48 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Antonelli College.
In 2010, 48 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in Hattiesburg. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Hattiesburg was $10,560 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Hattiesburg, your job prospects are good. There were 2,600 medical assistants working in Mississippi and 220 working in the greater Hattiesburg area in 2010. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Hattiesburg will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Hattiesburg is $22,880 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.