Nevada contains five schools that offer medical assistant programs. Northwest Health Careers, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in NV, has a total student population of 217 and is the 3956th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 medical assistant schools in Nevada, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Las Vegas College comes out as the most expensive ($23,839/yr), with Truckee Meadows Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,896/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Nevada 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 Nevada alone, there are 2,170 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $47,900. Medical assistants in this state earn $32,730/yr and there are 4,530 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Nevada, the average student population is 3,396 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 786 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,014 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,730, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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