Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has two medical assistant schools within its city limits. Everest College-Phoenix, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 4,688. It is the 2854th highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Medical Assistant students from Phoenix 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.
Phoenix 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 Phoenix are held by medical assistants, and 4/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 medical assistant schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Phoenix comes out as the most expensive ($24,264/yr) for medical assistant students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|