Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has four nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Arlington Career Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 332. It is the 2371st highest ranked school in the USA and the 104th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Nursing Assistant students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 200 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $21,480. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $23,010/yr and there are 7,160 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.361 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.230/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 4 nursing assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Arlington Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($19,368/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Trinity Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,499/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|