Gainesville, FL (population: 116,277) has one medical assistant school within its city limits. City College Branch Campus has a total student population of 426. It is the 2992nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 148th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Medical Assistant students from Gainesville 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 Gainesville area alone, there are 570 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $39,880. Medical assistants in this area earn $27,070/yr and there are 650 employed.
Gainesville lies in Alachua county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Gainesville area has 121,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Gainesville are held by medical assistants, and 5/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, City College Branch Campus ends up costing a student $20,204/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gainesville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||51.2 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||63.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||68.3 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||84.5 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||87.7 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||88.2 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||92.3 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||95.6 miles|