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Medical Assistant in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Medical Assisting Programs in South Carolina

Around 0.9% of South Carolina's graduates graduate from medical assisting certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 891 medical assistants graduate from South Carolina's 21 medical assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

Southeastern Institute-Charleston, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a medical assistant program. It is located in Charleston. 16 students graduated with a certificate in medical assistant from Southeastern Institute-Charleston in 2010.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina with a medical assistant program is Forrest Junior College, which is located in Anderson. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. In 2010, Forrest Junior College graduated 0 students from its medical assistant program. The tuition rate at Forrest Junior College was $9,420 per year.

Southeastern Institute-Columbia, which is located in Columbia, is the third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a medical assistant program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Southeastern Institute-Columbia graduated 31 students from its medical assistant programs. Students at Southeastern Institute-Columbia paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at South Carolina's medical assistant schools ranges from $32,800 per year to $3,349 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,265 per year. The South Carolina medical assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Virginia College in Charleston - located in Charleston, students are charged $32,800 per year
  2. Miller-Motte Technical College - located in Charleston, students are charged $15,330 per year
  3. South University-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $15,285 per year

The following South Carolina medical assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College - located in Orangeburg, students are charged $3,349 per year
  2. Tri-County Technical College - located in Pendleton, students are charged $3,365 per year
  3. Central Carolina Technical College - located in Sumter, students are charged $3,380 per year

A medical assistant certificate from a South Carolina school... what next?

Most people who graduate from medical assistant school in South Carolina go on to work as a medical assistant. 7,310 medical assistants were working in South Carolina in 2010. The South Carolina counties with the largest populations of medical assistants are:

  1. Berkeley County - 1,780 medical assistants
  2. Greenville County - 1,290 medical assistants
  3. Calhoun County - 1,260 medical assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of medical assistants is expected to grow by 33% by 2018. There are projected to be 9,480 medical assistants working in the South Carolina then.


A medical assistant in South Carolina makes an average of $29,050 per year. But, salaries for medical assistants can vary. In 2010, medical assistants made as little as less than $15,840 per year or as much as more than $45,270 per year in South Carolina. The counties in South Carolina with the highest average salary for a medical assistant are:

  1. Allendale County - $33,570 per year
  2. Greenville County - $30,890 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $30,500 per year

On average, medical assistants earns the least in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Chesterfield County - $23,220 per year
  2. Sumter County - $25,350 per year
  3. Darlington County - $26,100 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in medical assisting in South Carolina and to compare salaries with various related fields such as physical therapy assisting or medical assisting, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Medical Assisting in South Carolina
  • Master's Degree in Medical Assisting in South Carolina
  • Certificate in Medical Assisting in South Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical Assistants 7,310 $29,050 31.5%
Medical Secretaries 6,100 $28,430

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