Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has two medical assistant schools within its city limits. Career Point College, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 236. It is the 2692nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 60th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Medical Assistant students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 3,180 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $32,890. Medical assistants in this area earn $28,510/yr and there are 1,700 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.024 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by medical assistants, and 7.517/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 medical assistant schools in Tulsa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Point College comes out as the most expensive ($19,081/yr) for medical assistant students, with Vatterott College-Tulsa as the lowest, reported at only $16,057/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|