Cape Girardeau, MO has two medical assistant schools within its city limits. Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 667. It is the 1720th highest ranked school in the USA and the 52nd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Medical Assistant students from Cape Girardeau 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 Missouri nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 2,250 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $32,100. Medical assistants in this area earn $22,190/yr and there are 730 employed.
Cape Girardeau lies in Cape Girardeau county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 197,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $14.87/hr average worker wage, and a $30,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.681 out of every 1000 jobs in Cape Girardeau are held by medical assistants, and 11.432/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 medical assistant schools in Cape Girardeau, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($14,826/yr) for medical assistant students, with Metro Business College of Cape Girardeau as the lowest, reported at only $12,180/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cape Girardeau|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||61.4 miles|