Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has one medical assistant school within its city limits. Vatterott College-Wichita has a total student population of 413. It is the 2793rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Medical Assistant students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 1,430 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $37,370. Medical assistants in this area earn $26,260/yr and there are 1,060 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.585 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by medical assistants, and 4.832/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott College-Wichita ends up costing a student $17,036/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|