Poplarville, MS has seventeen nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Blue Cliff College, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 238. It is the 1505th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Nursing Assistant students from Poplarville 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 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 40 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $21,220. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $19,380/yr and there are 2,550 employed.
Poplarville lies in Pearl River county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area has 129,220 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.0% unemployment rate, $15.08/hr average worker wage, and a $31,360 average annual salary. Thus, about 19.702 out of every 1000 jobs in Poplarville are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.313/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 17 nursing assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Poplarville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Antonelli College comes out as the most expensive ($19,503/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest, reported at only $1,387/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Poplarville|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||58.3 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||98.7 miles|