Fayetteville has a total population of 121,015 and a student population of 19,821. Of these students, 2,183 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Methodist University is the largest medical assistant school in Fayetteville, based on student population. In 2010, Methodist University graduated approximately 31 students with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Fayetteville's medical assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,970 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Fayetteville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,580 per year, on average, for room and board at Fayetteville-based medical assistant schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Fayetteville after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Fayetteville, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, of the 10,080 medical assistants in North Carolina, 310 were working in the greater Fayetteville area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 37% in Fayetteville. 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 Fayetteville is $24,530 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.