Durham, NC (population: 235,337) has three medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Miller-Motte Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 468. It is the 3045th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Medical Assistant students from Durham 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 Durham area alone, there are 850 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $42,220. Medical assistants in this area earn $30,050/yr and there are 730 employed.
Durham lies in Durham county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.664 out of every 1000 jobs in Durham are held by medical assistants, and 3.088/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Durham, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookstone College comes out as the most expensive ($33,983/yr) for medical assistant students, with Miller-Motte Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $10,824/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Durham|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||8.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||61.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||61.6 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||75.1 miles|