Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has two medical assistant schools within its city limits. National College of Business and Technology-Nashville, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 2,267. It is the 4827th highest ranked school in the USA and the 129th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Medical Assistant students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 5,370 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $38,850. Medical assistants in this area earn $28,500/yr and there are 2,360 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.274 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by medical assistants, and 7.464/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 medical assistant schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($24,222/yr) for medical assistant students, with National College of Business and Technology-Nashville as the lowest, reported at only $15,352/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|