Granite Falls, MN has one medical assistant school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saint Cloud Technical College has a total student population of 4,459. It is the 4572nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 80th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Medical Assistant students from Granite Falls 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 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,350 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $35,510. Medical assistants in this area earn $26,840/yr and there are 370 employed.
Granite Falls lies in Chippewa county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 123,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.60/hr average worker wage, and a $34,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.994 out of every 1000 jobs in Granite Falls are held by medical assistants, and 10.927/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Cloud Technical College ends up costing a student $7,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Granite Falls|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||84.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||84.4 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||86.6 miles|