Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has three medical assistant schools within its city limits. Omaha School of Massage Therapy, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 104. It is the 780th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Medical Assistant students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 1,930 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $38,660. Medical assistants in this area earn $29,790/yr and there are 1,770 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.918 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by medical assistants, and 4.265/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 medical assistant schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vatterott College-Spring Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($16,595/yr) for medical assistant students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|