With an overall population of 1,195 and a student population of 2,736, approximately 2,736 of Polkton students attend one of Polkton's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Polkton's largest medical assistant school is South Piedmont Community College. In 2010, approximately 44 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at South Piedmont Community College.
A total of 44 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Polkton in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Polkton was $1,738 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $770 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Polkton.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Polkton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 medical assistants in North Carolina were working in the greater Polkton area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Polkton will increase by 24% 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 Polkton is $30,200 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.