Hamburg, NY has six medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mercyhurst College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 4,373. It is the 352nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Medical Assistant students from Hamburg 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 Buffalo-Niagara Falls area alone, there are 4,020 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $36,420. Medical assistants in this area earn $30,260/yr and there are 1,270 employed.
Hamburg lies in Erie county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area has 534,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.69/hr average worker wage, and a $40,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.372 out of every 1000 jobs in Hamburg are held by medical assistants, and 7.530/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 6 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Hamburg, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mercyhurst College comes out as the most expensive ($19,239/yr) for medical assistant students, with Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Center for Workforce Development as the lowest, reported at only $5,505/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hamburg|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||27.6 miles|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||96.5 miles|