Albemarle has a total population of 15,680 and a student population of 3,245. Of these students, 3,245 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Stanly Community College is the largest medical assistant school in Albemarle, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 42 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Stanly Community College.
In 2010, 42 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Albemarle. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Albemarle, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,720.
You should also anticipate spending about $975 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Albemarle, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,080 medical assistants in North Carolina. Of these medical assistants, 660 were working in the greater Albemarle area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 37% in Albemarle. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Albemarle is $27,340 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.