Collinsville, IL has eleven nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 97. It is the 748th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Nursing Assistant students from Collinsville 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 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 40 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $28,860. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $20,800/yr and there are 2,640 employed.
Collinsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the South Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 147,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.46/hr average worker wage, and a $36,310 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.956 out of every 1000 jobs in Collinsville are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.283/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 11 nursing assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Collinsville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, St Louis College of Health Careers comes out as the most expensive ($29,787/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll as the lowest, reported at only $2,315/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Collinsville|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||14.0 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||24.2 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||30.1 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||34.6 miles|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||97.7 miles|