New Orleans, LA (population: 206,720) has two nursing assistant schools within its city limits. Cameron College, the highest ranked school in the city with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 173. It is the 5595th highest ranked school in the USA and the 120th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Nursing Assistant students from New Orleans 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 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area alone, there are 240 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $24,660. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $22,810/yr and there are 4,970 employed.
New Orleans lies in Orleans county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.762 out of every 1000 jobs in New Orleans are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.462/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 2 nursing assistant schools in New Orleans, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delgado Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,925/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Cameron College as the lowest, reported at only $8,688/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Orleans|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||76.4 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||80.7 miles|