Lafayette, LA (population: 113,767) has one nursing assistant school within its city limits. Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus has a total student population of 1,320. It is the 4629th highest ranked school in the USA and the 100th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Nursing Assistant students from Lafayette 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 Lafayette area alone, there are 90 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $17,730. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $20,300/yr and there are 1,420 employed.
Lafayette lies in Lafayette county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lafayette area has 146,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $17.45/hr average worker wage, and a $36,300 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.702 out of every 1000 jobs in Lafayette are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.621/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus ends up costing a student $6,703/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lafayette|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||56.0 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||61.1 miles|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||69.9 miles|