With an overall population of 2,966 and a student population of 6,758, approximately 6,758 of Pendleton students attend one of Pendleton's schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Pendleton, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Tri-County Technical College. In 2010, Tri-County Technical College graduated approximately 9 students from its medical assisting program.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a medical assisting certificate from one of Pendleton's medical assistant schools. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Pendleton, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,168.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for medical assisting related books and supplies each year.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Pendleton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,100 medical assistants in South Carolina, 300 were working in the greater Pendleton area. The government projects that the number of medical assistants in Pendleton will increase by 33% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Pendleton, you can expect to make an average salary of $27,360 per year. This is higher than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.