Springfield, MO (population: 158,605) has three medical assistant schools within its city limits. Bryan University, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 357. It is the 754th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Medical Assistant students from Springfield 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 Springfield area alone, there are 1,600 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $32,320. Medical assistants in this area earn $25,230/yr and there are 760 employed.
Springfield lies in Greene county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Springfield area has 187,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $16.58/hr average worker wage, and a $34,490 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.044 out of every 1000 jobs in Springfield are held by medical assistants, and 8.525/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 medical assistant schools in Springfield, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan University comes out as the most expensive ($31,601/yr) for medical assistant students, with Everest College-Springfield Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,860/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Springfield|
|Mountain Home||AR||-||2||22.9326||37||78.0 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.5 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||98.5 miles|