Morehead City has a general population of 7,691 and an overall student population of 1,872. Approximately 1,872 of Morehead City's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
The largest medical assistant school in Morehead City, by student population, is Carteret Community College. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from Carteret Community College with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Morehead City. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Morehead City was $1,716 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,070 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Morehead City after graduating from medical assistant school, you should know that job prospects for medical assistants in Morehead City, which is the most popular medical assisting profession, are good. In 2010, of the 10,080 medical assistants in North Carolina, 710 were working in the greater Morehead City area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Morehead City will increase by 37% by the year 2018. 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 Morehead City is $26,430 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.