Ardmore, OK has eight medical office schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Platt College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical office program, has a total student population of 260. It is the 988th highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Medical Office students from Ardmore schools who go on to become medical office administrators, office administrators, medical billing specialists, medical office assistants, 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 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 220 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $32,120. Medical and health services managers in this area earn $59,790/yr and there are 580 employed.
Ardmore lies in Carter county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 164,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.13/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.517 out of every 1000 jobs in Ardmore are held by medical and health services managers, and 1.321/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 8 medical office schools with a 100-mile radius of Ardmore, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($30,926/yr) for medical office students, with Moore Norman Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $3,192/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ardmore|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||79.2 miles|
|Wichita Falls||TX||103,067||2||34.7529||101||81.1 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||89.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||91.0 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||92.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||99.2 miles|