Massachusetts contains four schools that offer nursing assistant programs. Northeastern University, the highest-ranking nursing assistant school in MA, has a total student population of 27,537 and is the 56th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 nursing assistant schools in Massachusetts, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,745/yr.
Nursing Assistant students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 750 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $29,730. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this state earn $29,200/yr and there are 42,630 employed.
Also, within the nursing assistant schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from nursing assistant, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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