West Virginia contains four schools that offer nursing assistant programs. Opportunities Industrialization Center-North Central West Virginia, the highest-ranking nursing assistant school in WV, has a total student population of 103 and is the 1945th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 nursing assistant schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Opportunities Industrialization Center-North Central West Virginia comes out as the most expensive ($14,562/yr), with Mercer County Technical Education Center as the lowest recorded at only $5,346/yr.
Nursing Assistant students from West Virginia 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 West Virginia alone, there are 200 employed physical therapist aides earning an average yearly salary of $23,240. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants in this state earn $21,140/yr and there are 8,670 employed.
Also, within the nursing assistant schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from nursing assistant, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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