With an overall population of 23,688 and a student population of 3,561, approximately 3,561 of Kinston students attend one of Kinston's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Kinston, by student population, is Lenoir Community College. In 2010, Lenoir Community College graduated approximately 6 students with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in Kinston. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Kinston was $1,703 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Kinston.
If you plan on staying in Kinston after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Kinston, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, of the 10,080 medical assistants in North Carolina, 860 were working in the greater Kinston area. The number of medical assistants in Kinston is expected to increase by 37% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical assistant in Kinston is $26,490 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.