Missoula has a general population of 57,053 and an overall student population of 14,961. Approximately 14,921 of Missoula's students are enrolled in schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
The University of Montana is the largest administrative assistant school in Missoula, based on student population. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Montana with credentials in administrative assisting.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with an administrative assisting degree from one of Missoula's administrative assistant schools. If you decide to attend one of Missoula's administrative assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,455 per year in instate tuition and $29,889 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a administrative assistant program in Missoula. And if you live on campus at one of the Missoula-based administrative assistant schools, you will have an added expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as an administrative assistant in Missoula, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 11,310 administrative assistants in Montana. Of these administrative assistants, 1,130 were working in the greater Missoula area. Missoula's administrative assistant workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
As an administrative assistant in Missoula, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,980 per year. This is higher than the average salary for administrative assistants in the state.