Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has two medical assistant schools within its city limits. Everest College-Colorado Springs, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 790. It is the 2905th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Medical Assistant students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 860 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $39,590. Medical assistants in this area earn $29,350/yr and there are 1,020 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by medical assistants, and 3/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 medical assistant schools in Colorado Springs, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College America-Colorado Springs comes out as the most expensive ($28,101/yr) for medical assistant students, with Everest College-Colorado Springs as the lowest, reported at only $19,223/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|