Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has two nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Careers, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 1,058. It is the 3347th highest ranked school in the USA and the 165th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about nursing assistant programs in Austin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing assistant professors at Texas Careers such as Jeanie Burns, Fred Cantu, and Cristi Williams.
Nursing Assistant students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 170 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $22,980. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $22,820/yr and there are 4,690 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.092 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.216/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 2 nursing assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Austin, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas Careers comes out as the most expensive ($33,588/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Baptist Health System School of Health Professions as the lowest, reported at only $13,191/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|