Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has one medical assistant school within its city limits. Seattle Community College-South Campus has a total student population of 6,074. It is the 5801st highest ranked school in the USA and the 103rd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Medical Assistant students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 3,190 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $46,660. Medical assistants in this area earn $34,930/yr and there are 4,780 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.405 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by medical assistants, and 2.269/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle Community College-South Campus ends up costing a student $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|