Pennsylvania contains eighteen schools that offer nursing assistant programs. Clarion University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking nursing assistant school in PA, has a total student population of 7,346 and is the 428th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 nursing assistant schools in Pennsylvania, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Pittsburgh comes out as the most expensive ($39,843/yr), with Indiana County Technology Center as the lowest recorded at only $4,320/yr.
Nursing Assistant students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 1,930 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $26,430. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this state earn $26,290/yr and there are 76,990 employed.
Also, within the nursing assistant schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from nursing assistant, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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