Smithfield has a general population of 11,510 and an overall student population of 4,446. Approximately 4,446 of Smithfield's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Smithfield, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Johnston Community College. In 2010, Johnston Community College graduated approximately 34 students with credentials in medical assisting.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Smithfield's medical assistant schools. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Smithfield was $1,697 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,246 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Smithfield, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 medical assistants in North Carolina were working in the greater Smithfield area. Smithfield's medical assistant workforce is projected 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 Smithfield is $30,790 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.