Sumter has a total population of 39,643 and a student population of 5,148. Of these students, 4,137 are enrolled in schools that offer medical assistant programs.
Of the 1 medical assistant schools in Sumter, the largest medical assisting school, by student population, is Central Carolina Technical College. In 2010, Central Carolina Technical College graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in medical assisting.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in medical assisting from medical assistant schools in Sumter in 2010. In 2009 tuition at medical assistant schools in Sumter was $3,320 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $945 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a medical assistant program in Sumter.
Many medical assisting graduates choose to work as medical assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Sumter, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 6,010 medical assistants in South Carolina, 180 were working in the greater Sumter area. By the year 2018, the number of medical assistants is expected to increase by 28% in Sumter. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical assistants.
As a medical assistant in Sumter, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,070 per year. This is lower than the average salary for medical assistants in the state.