Oakland, CA (population: 412,612) has one nursing assistant school within its city limits. Merritt College has a total student population of 7,295. It is the 5889th highest ranked school in the USA and the 551st highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about nursing assistant programs in Oakland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing assistant professors at Merritt College such as Evangeline Augustin, Kathy Bauer, Anne Beckes, Lynn Bratchett, Cole, and Brigid Doyle.
Nursing Assistant students from Oakland schools who go on to become nursing assistants, medical assistants, medical office assistants, physician assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,438,010 people working as nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,980. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area alone, there are 250 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $31,320. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $32,960/yr and there are 8,870 employed.
Oakland lies in Alameda county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward Metropolitan area has 990,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $54,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 9 out of every 1000 jobs in Oakland are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Merritt College ends up costing a student $9,221/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakland|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||5.6 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||12.6 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|San Mateo||CA||93,990||1||15.1982||101||15.3 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||30.9 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||38.3 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||56.2 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||65.7 miles|