Meridian has a general population of 39,968 and an overall student population of 3,997. Approximately 3,949 of Meridian's students are enrolled in schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Meridian Community College is the largest administrative assistant school in Meridian, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 16 students graduated from the Administrative Assisting program at Meridian Community College.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with an administrative assisting degree from one of Meridian's administrative assistant schools. If you decide to attend one of Meridian's administrative assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,705 per year in instate tuition and $11,085 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for administrative assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Meridian-based administrative assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $3,850 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,280.
If you decide to work as an administrative assistant in Meridian, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 28,430 administrative assistants in Mississippi. Of these administrative assistants, 2,760 were working in the greater Meridian area. The government projects that the number of administrative assistants in Meridian will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an administrative assistant in Meridian is $25,210 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for administrative assistants.