Galesburg, IL has eight nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kaplan University, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 71,011. It is the 2861st highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Nursing Assistant students from Galesburg 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 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 80 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $26,830. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $22,130/yr and there are 3,400 employed.
Galesburg lies in Knox county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 186,290 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $16.85/hr average worker wage, and a $35,040 average annual salary. Thus, about 18.244 out of every 1000 jobs in Galesburg are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.447/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 8 nursing assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Galesburg, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Illinois Central College as the lowest, reported at only $4,505/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Galesburg|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||40.3 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||41.9 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||45.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||78.2 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||97.6 miles|