Rockford, IL (population: 159,109) has two nursing assistant schools within its city limits. Rockford Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 752. It is the 4174th highest ranked school in the USA and the 151st highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Nursing Assistant students from Rockford 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 Rockford area alone, there are 60 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $29,260. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $26,040/yr and there are 1,640 employed.
Rockford lies in Winnebago county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Rockford area has 143,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 11 out of every 1000 jobs in Rockford are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 2 nursing assistant schools in Rockford, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rockford Career College comes out as the most expensive ($15,278/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 Rockford|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||37.5 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||41.6 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||47.3 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||49.4 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||50.5 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||53.5 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||55.9 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||56.7 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||57.8 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||59.1 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||60.9 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||61.8 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||62.5 miles|