Gaithersburg, MD (population: 59,755) has fourteen medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. All-State Career School, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 984. It is the 1271st highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Medical Assistant students from Gaithersburg 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.
Of the 14 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Gaithersburg, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr) for medical assistant students, with Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens as the lowest, reported at only $5,105/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gaithersburg|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||3.2 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||8.3 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||8.8 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||16.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||18.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||22.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||24.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||30.5 miles|