Sheridan, WY has thirteen medical assistant schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Emily Griffith Opportunity School, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical assistant program, has a total student population of 2,230. It is the 2063rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Medical Assistant students from Sheridan 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.
Sheridan lies in Sheridan county, which is one of the 11 counties in Wyoming. Overall, the Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area has 51,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $19.30/hr average worker wage, and a $40,140 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emily Griffith Opportunity School comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for medical assistant students, with Eagle Gate College as the lowest, reported at only $21,696/yr.
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