Boulder, CO (population: 95,721) has eleven nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Emily Griffith Opportunity School, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing 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).
Nursing Assistant students from Boulder 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 Boulder area alone, there are ** employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $29,210. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $29,770/yr and there are 1,170 employed.
Boulder lies in Boulder county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Boulder area has 156,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $26/hr average worker wage, and a $53,640 average annual salary. Thus, about 7 out of every 1000 jobs in Boulder are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and **/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emily Griffith Opportunity School comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Community College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $9,358/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boulder|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||23.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||32.7 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||36.4 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||37.9 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||39.0 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||49.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||85.1 miles|