El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has one medical assistant school within its city limits. International Business College has a total student population of 300. It is the 2071st highest ranked school in the USA and the 94th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Assistant students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 1,230 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $42,090. Medical assistants in this area earn $21,970/yr and there are 1,450 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.372 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by medical assistants, and 4.554/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Business College ends up costing a student $7,736/yr.