Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has one nursing assistant school within its city limits. Omaha School of Massage Therapy has a total student population of 104. It is the 780th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Nursing Assistant students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 210 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $25,140. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $25,340/yr and there are 4,750 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 10.515 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.460/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Omaha School of Massage Therapy ends up costing a student $14,010/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|