Mankato, MN has eight medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Herzing College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 328. It is the 2140th highest ranked school in the USA and the 37th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Medical Assistant students from Mankato 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 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 2,550 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $36,820. Medical assistants in this area earn $27,910/yr and there are 510 employed.
Mankato lies in Le Sueur county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 225,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $17.57/hr average worker wage, and a $36,540 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.250 out of every 1000 jobs in Mankato are held by medical assistants, and 11.309/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 8 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Mankato, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minnesota School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($19,243/yr) for medical assistant students, with Saint Cloud Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mankato|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||1.8 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||11.0 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||54.4 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||62.9 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||63.1 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||65.4 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||66.8 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||70.2 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||70.6 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||71.1 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||72.8 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||79.7 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||80.2 miles|
|Granite Falls||MN||-||1||21.2455||72||88.4 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||96.3 miles|