Cottleville, MO has eleven medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Midwest Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 191. It is the 866th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Medical Assistant students from Cottleville 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 St. Louis-IL area alone, there are 7,000 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $38,670. Medical assistants in this area earn $27,280/yr and there are 4,450 employed.
Cottleville lies in St. Charles county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the St. Louis-IL area has 1,301,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.63/hr average worker wage, and a $42,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.417 out of every 1000 jobs in Cottleville are held by medical assistants, and 5.381/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 11 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Cottleville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, St Louis College of Health Careers comes out as the most expensive ($29,787/yr) for medical assistant students, with Southwestern Illinois College as the lowest, reported at only $4,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cottleville|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||3.0 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||7.7 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||12.4 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||23.6 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||83.9 miles|