Amarillo has a general population of 173,627 and an overall student population of 11,812. Approximately 11,289 of Amarillo's students are enrolled in schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Amarillo College is the largest administrative assistant school in Amarillo, based on student population. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Amarillo College with credentials in administrative assisting.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with an administrative assisting degree from one of Amarillo's administrative assistant schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,410 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,292 for administrative assisting related books and supplies each year.
Many administrative assisting graduates choose to work as administrative assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Amarillo, your job prospects are good. There were 239,400 administrative assistants working in Texas and 2,690 working in the greater Amarillo area in 2010. The number of administrative assistants in Amarillo is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for administrative assistants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an administrative assistant in Amarillo is $23,450 per year, which is lower than the average for administrative assistants state-wide.