Nursing Assistant in Mississippi

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Schools Offering Nurse Assisting Programs in Mississippi


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Mississippi receive nurse assisting certificates every year. Thus, Mississippi's 8 nursing assistant schools put out approximately 159 nursing assistants each year.

Top Schools

East Central Community College, which is located in Decatur, is the top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a nursing assistant program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. no students graduated with a certificate in nursing assistant from East Central Community College in 2010. East Central Community College charged in-state students $1,980 in tuition fees per year.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College, which is located in Wesson, is the second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a nursing assistant program. It received a ranking of 81st in the country in 2010. 0 students graduated with certificate in nursing assistant from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in 2010. Students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College paid $2,100 per year in tuition fees.

East Mississippi Community College, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a nursing assistant program. It is located in Scooba. 30 students graduated with certificate in nursing assistant from East Mississippi Community College in 2010. Students at East Mississippi Community College paid $2,350 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Mississippi's nursing assistant schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $1,878 per year, though tuition can range from $2,350 per year to $1,950 per year. In 2010, the nursing assistant schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Mississippi were:

  1. East Mississippi Community College - located in Scooba, students are charged $2,350 per year
  2. Jones County Junior College - located in Ellisville, students are charged $2,320 per year
  3. Meridian Community College - located in Meridian, students are charged $2,230 per year

The following Mississippi nursing assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Northwest Mississippi Community College - located in Senatobia, students are charged $1,950 per year
  2. East Central Community College - located in Decatur, students are charged $1,980 per year
  3. Southwest Mississippi Community College - located in Summit, students are charged $2,090 per year

A nursing assistant certificate from a Mississippi school... what next?

Most people who graduate from nursing assistant school in Mississippi go on to work as a nursing assistant. 16,150 nursing assistants were working in Mississippi in 2010. In Mississippi, the largest numbers of nursing assistants work in the following counties:

  1. Copiah County - 3,440 nursing assistants
  2. Alcorn County - 3,310 nursing assistants
  3. Clarke County - 2,590 nursing assistants

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of nursing assistants is expected to grow by 25% by 2018. There are projected to be 26,390 nursing assistants working in the Mississippi then.

Salary

A nursing assistant in Mississippi earns $19,680 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Mississippi nursing assistants earned as little as less than $15,620 per year or as much as more than $34,450 per year. A nursing assistant in the following Mississippi counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Hancock County - $24,940 per year
  2. Copiah County - $20,100 per year
  3. Forrest County - $19,360 per year

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

  1. Attala County - $18,780 per year
  2. Alcorn County - $18,810 per year
  3. Adams County - $19,080 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Mississippi statistics regarding a career in nurse assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Mississippi

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,223 miles from location Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia MS 17.4796 n/a 8,211
6,178 miles from location Jones County Junior College Ellisville MS 17.033 n/a 5,250
6,137 miles from location East Mississippi Community College Scooba MS 18.7095 n/a 4,993
6,151 miles from location Meridian Community College Meridian MS 17.2041 n/a 3,949
6,248 miles from location Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson MS 19.2783 n/a 3,740
6,173 miles from location East Central Community College Decatur MS 20.4454 n/a 2,639
6,251 miles from location Southwest Mississippi Community College Summit MS 17.3155 n/a 2,119
6,234 miles from location Virginia College-Jackson Jackson MS 8.62411 11% 958
 

Curious what studying Nursing Assistant gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants + 16,150 $19,680 5.3%
 

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