South Daytona, FL has eleven medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southern Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 982. It is the 1143rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Medical Assistant students from South Daytona 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 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area alone, there are 1,140 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $38,200. Medical assistants in this area earn $26,290/yr and there are 790 employed.
South Daytona lies in Volusia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area has 155,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $34,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in South Daytona are held by medical assistants, and 7/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 11 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of South Daytona, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($31,500/yr) for medical assistant students, with Brevard Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,563/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from South Daytona|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||3.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||30.6 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||33.9 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||44.1 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||53.7 miles|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||81.0 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||95.2 miles|