Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has one medical assistant school within its city limits. Everest College-Mesa has a total student population of 628. It is the 5288th highest ranked school in the USA and the 81st highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Medical Assistant students from Mesa 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 6,920 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $46,360. Medical assistants in this area earn $30,700/yr and there are 8,690 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by medical assistants, and 4/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Mesa ends up costing a student $25,179/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|