Wilkesboro has a total population of 3,159 and a student population of 2,855. Of these students, 2,855 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Wilkesboro, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Wilkes Community College. In 2010, Wilkes Community College graduated approximately 27 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with a medical assisting degree from one of Wilkesboro's medical assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,719 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for medical assisting related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a medical assistant in Wilkesboro, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 10,080 medical assistants in North Carolina. Of these medical assistants, 620 were working in the greater Wilkesboro area. Wilkesboro'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 Wilkesboro is $26,380 per year, which is lower than the average for medical assistants state-wide.