Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has two medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Miller-Motte College-Cary, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 622. It is the 3473rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Medical Assistant students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 1,890 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $38,930. Medical assistants in this area earn $30,040/yr and there are 1,270 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.535 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by medical assistants, and 3.775/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Raleigh, 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 College-Cary as the lowest, reported at only $19,636/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|