Salida, CA has seventeen medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Institute for Business and Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 691. It is the 954th highest ranked school in the USA and the 61st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Medical Assistant students from Salida 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 Modesto area alone, there are 670 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $50,510. Medical assistants in this area earn $26,580/yr and there are 840 employed.
Salida lies in Stanislaus county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Modesto area has 156,400 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Salida are held by medical assistants, and 4/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 17 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Salida, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr) for medical assistant students, with Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center as the lowest, reported at only $9,045/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salida|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||50.5 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||51.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||53.4 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||53.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||53.9 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||58.3 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||62.9 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||64.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||67.9 miles|