Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has four nursing assistant schools within its city limits. Texas Health School, the highest ranked school in the city with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 163. It is the 1135th highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Nursing Assistant students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 400 employed physical therapist aides earning an average salary of $25,250. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this area earn $22,580/yr and there are 19,780 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.716 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, and 0.154/1000 are held by physical therapist aides.
Of the 4 nursing assistant schools in Houston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas School of Business East Inc comes out as the most expensive ($22,689/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Texas Health School as the lowest, reported at only $1,580/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|