South Carolina contains four schools that offer medical assistant programs. Forrest Junior College, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in SC, has a total student population of 94 and is the 1452nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 medical assistant schools in South Carolina, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Greenville comes out as the most expensive ($19,411/yr), with Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $6,039/yr.
Medical Assistant students from South Carolina schools who go on to become medical assistants, nurses, dental assistants, medical office assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,970 people working as medical assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $29,450. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Carolina alone, there are 9,960 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $37,450. Medical assistants in this state earn $28,410/yr and there are 7,610 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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