Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has one nursing assistant school within its city limits. Heritage College has a total student population of 852. It is the 4044th highest ranked school in the USA and the 125th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Nursing Assistant students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 120 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $24,410. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $24,470/yr and there are 11,330 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.464 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.120/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage College ends up costing a student $25,312/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|