Tennessee contains six schools that offer nursing assistant programs. Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville, the highest-ranking nursing assistant school in TN, has a total student population of 580 and is the 1975th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 nursing assistant schools in Tennessee, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($24,222/yr), with Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville as the lowest recorded at only $7,464/yr.
Nursing Assistant students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 1,000 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $22,660. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this state earn $22,350/yr and there are 30,170 employed.
Also, within the nursing assistant schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from nursing assistant, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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