Gary, IN (population: 94,891) has twenty-nine nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The College of Office Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 276. It is the 2654th highest ranked school in the USA and the 100th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Nursing Assistant students from Gary 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 Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area alone, there are 60 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $24,120. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $25,870/yr and there are 3,730 employed.
Gary lies in Lake county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area has 383,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 10 out of every 1000 jobs in Gary are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 29 nursing assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Gary, only 9 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 Gary|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||9.9 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||13.8 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||16.6 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||18.0 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||20.9 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||20.9 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||23.9 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||24.1 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||24.2 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||26.4 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||30.7 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||32.0 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||34.1 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||37.7 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||39.0 miles|