With an overall population of 12,765 and a student population of 9,617, approximately 3,219 of Orangeburg students attend one of Orangeburg's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is the largest medical assistant school in Orangeburg, based on student population. In 2010, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College graduated approximately 28 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate in Orangeburg. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,218 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Orangeburg.
After graduating with your credentials in medical assisting, if you decide to work as a medical assistant in Orangeburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 37 medical assistants in South Carolina were working in the greater Orangeburg area. Orangeburg's medical assistant workforce is projected to increase by 33% 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 Orangeburg is $27,600 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.