Spartanburg has a general population of 39,673 and an overall student population of 15,469. Approximately 5,713 of Spartanburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Spartanburg Community College is the largest medical assistant school in Spartanburg, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Medical Assisting program at Spartanburg Community College.
A total of 31 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Spartanburg in 2010. If you decide to attend a medical assistant school in Spartanburg, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,434.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 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 Spartanburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 medical assistants in South Carolina were working in the greater Spartanburg area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 33% in Spartanburg. 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 Spartanburg is $27,250 per year, which is higher than the average for medical assistants state-wide.