Arkansas contains two schools that offer medical assistant programs. Bryan University, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in AR, has a total student population of 185 and is the 3362nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 medical assistant schools in Arkansas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan University comes out as the most expensive ($32,563/yr), with Black River Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $4,517/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 11,590 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $33,750. Medical assistants in this state earn $26,100/yr and there are 1,930 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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