Nursing Assistant in Illinois

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Schools Offering Nurse Assisting Programs in Illinois


Each year, roughly 1.9% of Illinois students graduate with certificates in nurse assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 7,169 nursing assistants graduate from Illinois' 49 nursing assistant schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois with a nursing assistant program is Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud, which is located in Red Bud. In 2010, it was ranked 58th nationwide. In 2010, 49 students graduated from Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud's nursing assistant program.

The second-ranked school in Illinois that has a nursing assistant program is The College of Office Technology. The College of Office Technology, which was ranked 73rd in the country in 2010, is located in Chicago. In 2010, 38 students graduated from The College of Office Technology nursing assistant program.

The third-ranked school in Illinois with a nursing assistant program is Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 77th nationwide. In 2010, Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus graduated 36 students from its nursing assistant programs. The tuition rate at Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus was $0 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' nursing assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,848 per year, though tuition can range from $15,750 per year to $2,194 per year. The Illinois nursing assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. East-West University - located in Chicago, students are charged $15,750 per year
  2. College of DuPage - located in Glen Ellyn, students are charged $4,128 per year
  3. John Wood Community College - located in Quincy, students are charged $3,810 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois nursing assistant schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  3. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year

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

Most people who graduate from nursing assistant school in Illinois go on to work as a nursing assistant. 57,540 nursing assistants were working in Illinois in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Illinois nursing assistants:

  1. Cook County - 29,440 nursing assistants
  2. Lake County - 3,750 nursing assistants
  3. Adams County - 3,300 nursing assistants

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nursing assistants in Illinois will grow by 21%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 73,160 nursing assistants working in Illinois.

Salary

On average, a nursing assistant earns a salary of $24,250 per year in Illinois state. However, this number is only an average. nursing assistants in Illinois had varying salaries from $16,040 to $38,610 per year in 2010. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for a nursing assistant are:

  1. Vermilion County - $27,500 per year
  2. Boone County - $25,460 per year
  3. Cook County - $25,070 per year

On average, nursing assistants earns the least in the following Illinois counties:

  1. Edwards County - $20,190 per year
  2. Clark County - $21,380 per year
  3. Menard County - $22,580 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois 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 Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,201 miles from location Midwest Technical Institute East Peoria IL n/a n/a n/a
6,118 miles from location SOLEX College Wheeling IL n/a n/a n/a
6,103 miles from location Citi College of Allied Health Chicago IL n/a n/a n/a
6,125 miles from location College of DuPage Glen Ellyn IL 13.8242 n/a 27,083
6,123 miles from location College of Lake County Grayslake IL 13.4699 n/a 18,092
6,126 miles from location Harper College Palatine IL 12.7765 n/a 15,711
6,114 miles from location Triton College River Grove IL 11.7006 n/a 15,706
6,130 miles from location Joliet Junior College Joliet IL 10.654 n/a 15,288
6,221 miles from location Southwestern Illinois College Belleville IL 13.7244 n/a 14,440
6,104 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago IL 7.0577 n/a 13,174
6,200 miles from location Illinois Central College Peoria IL 15.7341 n/a 13,049
6,111 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago IL 8.94698 n/a 12,866
6,116 miles from location Oakton Community College Des Plaines IL 11.0092 n/a 12,087
6,139 miles from location Elgin Community College Elgin IL 15.1103 n/a 11,704
6,146 miles from location Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL 14.036 n/a 10,532
6,107 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago IL 7.92862 n/a 9,991
6,134 miles from location Parkland College Champaign IL 15.5147 n/a 9,633
6,105 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago IL 7.66409 n/a 8,718
6,173 miles from location Rock Valley College Rockford IL 14.228 n/a 8,659
6,175 miles from location John A Logan College Carterville IL 13.1135 n/a 8,568
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago IL 6.60952 n/a 8,464
6,235 miles from location Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey IL 11.0347 n/a 8,179
6,138 miles from location Lake Land College Mattoon IL 14.784 n/a 7,945
6,204 miles from location Lincoln Land Community College Springfield IL 12.2962 n/a 7,677
6,102 miles from location South Suburban College South Holland IL 10.1002 n/a 7,279
6,103 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago IL 7.01976 n/a 7,180
6,141 miles from location McHenry County College Crystal Lake IL 13.7359 n/a 6,811
6,102 miles from location Prairie State College Chicago Heights IL 9.7858 n/a 5,854
6,181 miles from location Kaskaskia College Centralia IL 17.5689 n/a 5,337
6,110 miles from location Morton College Cicero IL 12.3642 n/a 5,290
6,105 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College Mount Carmel IL 20.0365 n/a 4,810
6,100 miles from location City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago IL 5.66937 n/a 4,777
6,167 miles from location Kishwaukee College Malta IL 13.1722 n/a 4,735
6,178 miles from location Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby IL 16.1917 n/a 4,529
6,107 miles from location Kankakee Community College Kankakee IL 13.4446 n/a 4,298
6,098 miles from location Danville Area Community College Danville IL 12.2748 n/a 3,584
6,139 miles from location Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg IL 13.8934 n/a 2,941
6,174 miles from location Shawnee Community College Ullin IL 14.0648 n/a 2,834
6,296 miles from location John Wood Community College Quincy IL 14.7388 n/a 2,757
6,198 miles from location Sauk Valley Community College Dixon IL 15.3721 n/a 2,504
6,138 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll Fairfield IL 20.2739 n/a 2,009
6,122 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Olney IL 14.4703 n/a 1,627
6,100 miles from location Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College Robinson IL 19.6738 n/a 1,231
6,103 miles from location East-West University Chicago IL 9.8531 n/a 1,060
6,203 miles from location Midwest Technical Institute Springfield IL 20.1596 n/a 903
6,114 miles from location Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus Chicago IL 22.5057 n/a 362
6,105 miles from location The College of Office Technology Chicago IL 26.6156 n/a 276
0 miles from location Illinois School of Health Careers Chicago IL 15.6549 n/a 252
6,222 miles from location Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud Red Bud IL 42.4709 100% 97
 

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Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants + 57,540 $24,250 0.0%
 

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