With an overall population of 17,310 and a student population of 3,322, approximately 3,322 of Morganton students attend one of Morganton's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Western Piedmont Community College is the largest medical assistant school in Morganton, based on student population. In 2010, Western Piedmont Community College graduated approximately 34 students with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 34 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Morganton in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Morganton was $1,627 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,160 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Morganton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,080 medical assistants in North Carolina. Of these medical assistants, 680 were working in the greater Morganton area. The number of medical assistants in Morganton is expected to 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 Morganton is $27,230 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.