North Kansas City, MO has six medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bryan College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 183. It is the 1864th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Medical Assistant students from North Kansas 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 5,000 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $37,520. Medical assistants in this area earn $28,810/yr and there are 3,250 employed.
North Kansas City lies in Clay county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.288 out of every 1000 jobs in North Kansas City are held by medical assistants, and 5.063/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 6 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of North Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan College comes out as the most expensive ($31,902/yr) for medical assistant students, with Johnson County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Kansas City|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||17.4 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||17.6 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||45.7 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.6 miles|