Spruce Pine has a total population of 2,030 and a student population of 1,719. Of these students, 1,719 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Spruce Pine's largest medical assistant school is Mayland Community College. In 2010, Mayland Community College graduated approximately 8 students from its medical assisting program.
A total of 8 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Spruce Pine in 2010. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Spruce Pine, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,696.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,778 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 Spruce Pine, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 10,080 medical assistants in North Carolina, 620 were working in the greater Spruce Pine area. Spruce Pine'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 Spruce Pine is $26,380 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for medical assistants.