Lorain, OH (population: 70,400) has twenty-four 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 Lorain 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 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area alone, there are 8,090 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $43,190. Medical assistants in this area earn $27,060/yr and there are 3,850 employed.
Lorain lies in Lorain county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area has 1,003,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $20.16/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.839 out of every 1000 jobs in Lorain are held by medical assistants, and 8.061/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 24 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Lorain, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan Career Institute-Detroit comes out as the most expensive ($24,534/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 Lorain|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||13.4 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||32.5 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||34.1 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||37.2 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||39.0 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||56.2 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||76.1 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||81.3 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||83.3 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||86.6 miles|