San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has three medical assistant schools within its city limits. Career Quest, the highest ranked school in the city with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 356. It is the 3115th highest ranked school in the USA and the 148th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Assistant students from San Antonio 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 San Antonio area alone, there are 6,370 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $39,890. Medical assistants in this area earn $25,950/yr and there are 4,830 employed.
San Antonio lies in Bexar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Antonio area has 837,030 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.25/hr average worker wage, and a $37,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.767 out of every 1000 jobs in San Antonio are held by medical assistants, and 7.613/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 medical assistant schools in San Antonio, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Quest comes out as the most expensive ($23,288/yr) for medical assistant students, with Career Point College as the lowest, reported at only $18,801/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Antonio|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||83.3 miles|