Sedalia, MO has four medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pinnacle Career Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 555. It is the 3708th highest ranked school in the USA and the 113th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Medical Assistant students from Sedalia 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 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,910 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $32,310. Medical assistants in this area earn $26,470/yr and there are 620 employed.
Sedalia lies in Pettis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 175,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.12/hr average worker wage, and a $31,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.536 out of every 1000 jobs in Sedalia are held by medical assistants, and 10.896/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 4 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Sedalia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage College comes out as the most expensive ($25,312/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 Sedalia|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||56.9 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||60.2 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||64.0 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||76.7 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||77.6 miles|