With an overall population of 6,018 and a student population of 1,969, approximately 1,969 of Hamlet students attend one of Hamlet's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Hamlet, by student population, is Richmond Community College. In 2010, Richmond Community College graduated approximately 22 students from its medical assisting program.
A reported 22 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Hamlet in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,658 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 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 Hamlet, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 medical assistants in North Carolina were working in the greater Hamlet area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 37% in Hamlet. 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 Hamlet is $27,340 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.