With an overall population of 14,742 and a student population of 3,574, approximately 3,574 of Centralia students attend one of Centralia's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Of the 1 administrative assistant schools in Centralia, the largest administrative assisting school, by student population, is Centralia College. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Administrative Assisting program at Centralia College.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with an administrative assisting certificate in Centralia. Tuition in 2009 at Centralia's administrative assistant schools was $12,244 per year for instate students and $12,634 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $972 for administrative assisting related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,075.
Many administrative assisting graduates choose to work as administrative assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Centralia, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 59,940 administrative assistants in Washington State. Of these administrative assistants, 1,290 were working in the greater Centralia area. The government projects that the number of administrative assistants in Centralia will increase by 9% 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 Centralia is $27,050 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for administrative assistants.