Akron, OH (population: 205,375) has twenty-two medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Trumbull Business College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 417. It is the 778th highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Medical Assistant students from Akron 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 Akron area alone, there are 2,300 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $39,500. Medical assistants in this area earn $27,390/yr and there are 1,440 employed.
Akron lies in Summit county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Akron area has 321,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.37/hr average worker wage, and a $40,300 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.480 out of every 1000 jobs in Akron are held by medical assistants, and 7.142/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 22 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Akron, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($22,137/yr) for medical assistant students, with Community Services Division-Alliance City as the lowest, reported at only $1,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Akron|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||6.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||15.4 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||24.8 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||29.8 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||31.3 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||32.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||41.0 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||61.9 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||76.6 miles|