Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has six nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Indian Capital Technology Center-Tahlequah, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 266. It is the 1536th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Nursing Assistant students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 130 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $24,370. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $21,160/yr and there are 4,570 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 10.793 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.311/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 6 nursing assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Tulsa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($14,820/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester as the lowest, reported at only $1,310/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|