New Bern has a general population of 23,128 and an overall student population of 3,458. Approximately 3,458 of New Bern's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Craven Community College is the largest medical assistant school in New Bern, based on student population. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Craven Community College with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a medical assisting degree in New Bern. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,316 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,270 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in New Bern, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,080 medical assistants in North Carolina. Of these medical assistants, 710 were working in the greater New Bern area. New Bern's medical assistant workforce is projected 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 New Bern is $26,430 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.