Sterling, VA (population: 69,591) has thirteen 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 Sterling 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.
Of the 13 medical assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Sterling, 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 Sterling|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||16.5 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||16.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||17.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||19.6 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||22.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||29.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||36.9 miles|