Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has three medical assistant schools within its city limits. Vatterott College, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 410. It is the 3491st highest ranked school in the USA and the 83rd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Medical Assistant students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 5,140 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $33,480. Medical assistants in this area earn $25,640/yr and there are 2,650 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.687 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by medical assistants, and 9.107/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 medical assistant schools in Oklahoma City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage College comes out as the most expensive ($24,934/yr) for medical assistant students, with Francis Tuttle Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $12,586/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|