With an overall population of 71,845 and a student population of 5,297, approximately 4,724 of Yakima students attend one of Yakima's schools that offer administrative assistant programs.
Yakima's largest administrative assistant school is Yakima Valley Community College. In 2010, approximately 14 students graduated from the Administrative Assisting program at Yakima Valley Community College.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with an administrative assisting certificate from one of Yakima's administrative assistant schools. Tuition in 2009 at Yakima's administrative assistant schools was $9,619 per year for instate students and $10,009 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for administrative assisting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
Many administrative assisting graduates choose to work as administrative assistants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Yakima, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 59,940 administrative assistants in Washington State, 1,560 were working in the greater Yakima area. The number of administrative assistants in Yakima is expected to 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 Yakima is $26,730 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for administrative assistants.