Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has one medical assistant school within its city limits. Virginia Career Institute has a total student population of 341. It is the 4618th highest ranked school in the USA and the 92nd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Medical Assistant students from Virginia Beach 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 Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 4,280 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $35,900. Medical assistants in this area earn $26,620/yr and there are 3,390 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.607 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by medical assistants, and 5.824/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Career Institute ends up costing a student $36,075/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|