South Dakota contains 30 schools that offer medical assistant programs. Omaha School of Massage Therapy, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in SD, has a total student population of 104 and is the 780th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 medical assistant schools in South Dakota, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryan College comes out as the most expensive ($31,902/yr), with Colby Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,131/yr.
Medical Assistant students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 1,960 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $33,390. Medical assistants in this state earn $25,190/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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