West Virginia contains six schools that offer medical assistant programs. Fred W Eberle Technical Center, the highest-ranking medical assistant school in WV, has a total student population of 114 and is the 940th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 medical assistant schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Virginia Junior College comes out as the most expensive ($14,660/yr), with Fred W Eberle Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $5,376/yr.
Medical Assistant students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 6,320 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $32,250. Medical assistants in this state earn $22,510/yr and there are 3,150 employed.
Also, within the medical assistant schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medical assistant, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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