Moorhead, MN has twenty medical assistant schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Omaha School of Massage Therapy, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 104. It is the 780th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Medical Assistant students from Moorhead 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 Duluth-WI area alone, there are 1,380 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $37,530. Medical assistants in this area earn $30,270/yr and there are 400 employed.
Moorhead lies in Clay county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Duluth-WI area has 123,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $18.45/hr average worker wage, and a $38,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.233 out of every 1000 jobs in Moorhead are held by medical assistants, and 11.145/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 20 medical assistant schools with a 500-mile radius of Moorhead, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Palmer College of Chiropractic comes out as the most expensive ($31,132/yr) for medical assistant students, with Bay de Noc Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,918/yr.