Virginia contains ten schools that offer medical assistant programs. Fortis College, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in VA, has a total student population of 357 and is the 1270th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 medical assistant schools in Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-McLean comes out as the most expensive ($43,158/yr), with Washington County Adult Skill Center as the lowest recorded at only $8,872/yr.
Medical Assistant students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 19,980 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $37,950. Medical assistants in this state earn $29,830/yr and there are 9,930 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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