Murphy has a general population of 1,568 and an overall student population of 1,386. Approximately 1,386 of Murphy's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Murphy, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Tri-County Community College. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Tri-County Community College.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting in Murphy in 2010. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Murphy, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,659.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $938 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Murphy, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 19 medical assistants in North Carolina were working in the greater Murphy area. The number of medical assistants in Murphy 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 Murphy is $26,380 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.