Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has four medical assistant schools within its city limits. Harrison College-Medical, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 536. It is the 2205th highest ranked school in the USA and the 51st highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Medical Assistant students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 5,610 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $40,390. Medical assistants in this area earn $29,430/yr and there are 3,350 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.849 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by medical assistants, and 6.449/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 4 medical assistant schools in Indianapolis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($22,680/yr) for medical assistant students, with Harrison College-Northwest as the lowest, reported at only $14,007/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|