Fredericksburg, VA has nine medical assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Fortis College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 357. It is the 1270th highest ranked school in the USA and the 33rd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Medical Assistant students from Fredericksburg 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 6,950 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $45,120. Medical assistants in this area earn $34,640/yr and there are 5,580 employed.
Fredericksburg lies in Fredericksburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Fredericksburg are held by medical assistants, and 3/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 9 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Fredericksburg, 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) for medical assistant students, with Technical Learning Centers Inc as the lowest, reported at only $12,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fredericksburg|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||43.0 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||49.9 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||52.7 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||52.9 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||54.2 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||58.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||62.4 miles|