Evanston, IL (population: 78,672) has thirty-four nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Concordia University-Wisconsin, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 7,178. It is the 2366th highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Nursing Assistant students from Evanston 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 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,800 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $24,550. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $25,300/yr and there are 30,420 employed.
Evanston lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 8 out of every 1000 jobs in Evanston are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 34 nursing assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Evanston, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of Office Technology comes out as the most expensive ($23,044/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Evanston|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||10.9 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||11.4 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||12.2 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||12.3 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||12.9 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||15.1 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||19.0 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||21.9 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||22.8 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||23.1 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||23.6 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||24.2 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||24.3 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||27.0 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||27.2 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||30.6 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||31.1 miles|