New Mexico contains one school that offers medical assistant programs. New Mexico State University-Alamogordo has a total student population of 3,641 and is the 5821st highest ranked school in America.
Medical Assistant students from New Mexico 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 New Mexico alone, there are 4,840 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $49,760. Medical assistants in this state earn $26,590/yr and there are 3,570 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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