Jackson, MS (population: 171,210) has one nursing assistant school within its city limits. Virginia College-Jackson has a total student population of 958. It is the 5747th highest ranked school in the USA and the 54th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Nursing Assistant students from Jackson 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 Jackson area alone, there are 70 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $22,880. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $20,020/yr and there are 4,370 employed.
Jackson lies in Hinds county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Jackson area has 245,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.60/hr average worker wage, and a $36,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.759 out of every 1000 jobs in Jackson are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.295/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Jackson ends up costing a student $18,255/yr.