Orange Park, FL has four medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 540. It is the 2375th highest ranked school in the USA and the 111th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Medical Assistant students from Orange Park 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.
Orange Park lies in Clay 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 Orange Park are held by medical assistants, and 5/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 4 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Orange Park, 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 Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center as the lowest, reported at only $8,208/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orange Park|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||30.1 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||50.9 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||78.2 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||81.0 miles|