Graham has a general population of 12,833 and an overall student population of 5,508. Approximately 5,508 of Graham's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Graham's largest medical assistant school is Alamance Community College. Approximately 38 students graduated in 2010 from Alamance Community College with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 38 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Graham in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,630 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,150 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Graham, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,080 medical assistants in North Carolina. Of these medical assistants, 150 were working in the greater Graham area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 37% in Graham. 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 Graham is $29,530 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.