Rock Island, 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 Rock Island 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 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area alone, there are ** employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $26,660. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $23,240/yr and there are 1,870 employed.
Rock Island lies in Rock Island county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island-IL area has 182,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $38,700 average annual salary. Thus, about 10 out of every 1000 jobs in Rock Island are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and **/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 8 nursing assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Rock Island, 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 Rock Valley College as the lowest, reported at only $3,120/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rock Island|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||50.8 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||56.1 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||64.7 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||78.2 miles|