Jefferson City, MO (population: 41,319) has five 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 Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City area alone, there are 570 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $33,100. Medical assistants in this area earn $24,580/yr and there are 150 employed.
Jefferson City lies in Cole county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Jefferson City area has 80,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,830 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.840 out of every 1000 jobs in Jefferson City are held by medical assistants, and 6.991/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 5 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Jefferson City, none have 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 Vatterott College as the lowest, reported at only $12,431/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jefferson City|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||86.5 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||91.5 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||95.6 miles|