Nursing Assistant in Arizona

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Schools Offering Nurse Assisting Programs in Arizona


Around 0.5% of Arizona's graduates graduate from nurse assisting certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 1,164 nursing assistants graduate from Arizona's 19 nursing assistant schools each year.

Top Schools

East Valley Institute of Technology, which is located in Mesa, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a nursing assistant program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. 30 students graduated with a certificate in nursing assistant from East Valley Institute of Technology in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a nursing assistant program is Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College. Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College, which was ranked 69th in the country in 2010, is located in Avondale. In 2010, Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College graduated 162 students from its nursing assistant program.

The third-ranked school in Arizona that has a nursing assistant program is Pima Medical Institute. Pima Medical Institute, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Mesa. In 2010, Pima Medical Institute graduated 223 students from its nursing assistant programs. The tuition rate at Pima Medical Institute was $0 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's nursing assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $997 per year, though tuition can range from $2,000 per year to $1,520 per year. The Arizona nursing assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Arizona Western College - located in Yuma, students are charged $2,000 per year
  2. Chandler/Gilbert Community College - located in Chandler, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Estrella Mountain Community College - located in Avondale, students are charged $1,734 per year

The nursing assistant schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Eastern Arizona College - located in Thatcher, students are charged $1,520 per year
  2. Cochise College - located in Douglas, students are charged $1,560 per year
  3. Estrella Mountain Community College - located in Avondale, students are charged $1,734 per year

A nursing assistant certificate from an Arizona school... what next?

Most people who graduate from nursing assistant school in Arizona go on to work as a nursing assistant. 17,460 nursing assistants were working in Arizona in 2010. The largest populations of Arizona nursing assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 10,830 nursing assistants
  2. Pima County - 3,680 nursing assistants
  3. Apache County - 760 nursing assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nursing assistants in Arizona will grow by 17%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 22,750 nursing assistants working in Arizona.

Salary

A nursing assistant in Arizona makes an average of $26,040 per year. In 2010, however, some Arizona nursing assistants earned as little as less than $16,550 per year or as much as more than $39,530 per year. A nursing assistant in the following Arizona counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Coconino County - $28,830 per year
  2. Yavapai County - $27,310 per year
  3. Pima County - $26,470 per year

The Arizona counties with the lowest average salary for nursing assistants are:

  1. Mohave County - $23,390 per year
  2. Cochise County - $24,810 per year
  3. Yuma County - $25,110 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in nurse assisting. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic nursing or LVN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nurse Assisting in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,494 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale AZ 14.5633 n/a 20,154
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,476 miles from location Chandler/Gilbert Community College Chandler AZ 10.7366 n/a 11,058
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,482 miles from location Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix AZ 11.9265 n/a 9,951
7,642 miles from location Arizona Western College Yuma AZ 15.3094 n/a 7,984
7,484 miles from location GateWay Community College Phoenix AZ 13.1689 n/a 7,863
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,503 miles from location Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 11.7243 n/a 7,202
7,381 miles from location Cochise College Douglas AZ 15.2807 n/a 4,739
7,492 miles from location Brookline College Phoenix AZ 18.1688 n/a 1,313
7,478 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Mesa AZ 27.6782 n/a 1,274
7,439 miles from location Brookline College Tucson AZ 21.2246 n/a 638
7,468 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Mesa AZ n/a n/a 547
7,503 miles from location Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 30.8392 n/a 545
7,436 miles from location Tucson College Tucson AZ 18.155 n/a 473
7,474 miles from location Brookline College Tempe AZ 23.1069 n/a 379
7,478 miles from location East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa AZ 34.1985 n/a 270
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants + 17,460 $26,040 -6.1%
 

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