Brevard, NC has fourteen medical office administration schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Forrest Junior College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical office administration program, has a total student population of 94. It is the 1452nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Medical Office Administration students from Brevard schools who go on to become medical office administrators, office administrators, medical billing specialists, medical administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 150 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $33,110. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $74,220/yr and there are 370 employed.
Brevard lies in Transylvania county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.873 out of every 1000 jobs in Brevard are held by medical and health services managers, and 0.772/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 14 medical office administration schools with a 100-mile radius of Brevard, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Greenville comes out as the most expensive ($19,411/yr) for medical office administration students, with Isothermal Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,043/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brevard|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||56.7 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||80.5 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||98.6 miles|