Albany, NY (population: 92,804) has twelve nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Connecticut, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 25,029. It is the 63rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Nursing Assistant students from Albany 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 Albany-Schenectady-Troy area alone, there are 90 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $30,400. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $27,030/yr and there are 4,820 employed.
Albany lies in Albany county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area has 434,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $21.78/hr average worker wage, and a $45,310 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.097 out of every 1000 jobs in Albany are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.200/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 12 nursing assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Albany, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Goodwin College comes out as the most expensive ($20,165/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Middlesex Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,918/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Albany|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||61.0 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||65.5 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||82.2 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||87.3 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||88.8 miles|