Manhattan, KS (population: 53,426) has two medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bryan College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 183. It is the 1864th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Medical Assistant students from Manhattan 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 Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 2,760 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $34,310. Medical assistants in this area earn $22,760/yr and there are 920 employed.
Manhattan lies in Riley county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.065 out of every 1000 jobs in Manhattan are held by medical assistants, and 6.222/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Manhattan, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan College comes out as the most expensive ($31,902/yr) for medical assistant students, with Butler Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,456/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Manhattan|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||87.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||96.1 miles|