Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has two medical assistant schools within its city limits. Heritage Institute-Jacksonville, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 500. It is the 3943rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 209th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Medical Assistant students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 2,790 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $40,140. Medical assistants in this area earn $28,680/yr and there are 3,390 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 6 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by medical assistants, and 5/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 medical assistant schools in Jacksonville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage Institute-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($24,688/yr) for medical assistant students, with Everest University-Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $9,821/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|