With an overall population of 55,893 and a student population of 4,668, approximately 3,219 of Rocky Mount students attend one of Rocky Mount's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Rocky Mount, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Nash Community College. In 2010, Nash Community College graduated approximately 4 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Rocky Mount's medical assistant schools. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Rocky Mount was $1,728 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Rocky Mount.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Rocky Mount, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 9,000 medical assistants in North Carolina. Of these medical assistants, 190 were working in the greater Rocky Mount area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 24% in Rocky Mount. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Rocky Mount, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,830 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.