There are schools offering nursing assistant certifications in Washington State!
Schools Offering Nurse Assisting Programs in Washington State
Around 1.0% of Washington State's graduates graduate from nurse assisting certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,637 nursing assistants graduate from Washington State's 25 nursing assistant schools.
Bellingham Technical College, which is located in Bellingham, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a nursing assistant program. It received a ranking of 76th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Bellingham Technical College graduated 245 students from its nursing assistant program. Bellingham Technical College charged in-state students $3,745 in tuition fees per year.
Centralia College, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a nursing assistant program. It is located in Centralia. In 2010, Centralia College graduated 118 students from its nursing assistant program. Centralia College charged in-state students $3,207 in tuition fees per year.
Edmonds Community College, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a nursing assistant program. It is located in Lynnwood. In 2010, 52 students graduated from Edmonds Community College nursing assistant program. The tuition rate at Edmonds Community College was $3,566 per year.
If you choose to attend a Washington State nursing assistant school, average tuition will be $3,293 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,006 per year to $4,419 per year. The Washington State nursing assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- Clover Park Technical College - located in Lakewood, students are charged $4,419 per year
- Bellingham Technical College - located in Bellingham, students are charged $3,745 per year
- Edmonds Community College - located in Lynnwood, students are charged $3,566 per year
The lowest tuition rates at Washington State nursing assistant schools were charged at the following schools:
- Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year
- Clark College - located in Vancouver, students are charged $3,008 per year
- Bellevue College - located in Bellevue, students are charged $3,060 per year
A nursing assistant certificate from a Washington State school... what next?
Most people who graduate from nursing assistant school in Washington State go on to work as a nursing assistant. If you decide to work as a nursing assistant in Washington State, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 22,710 Washington State nursing assistants as of 2010. The largest populations of Washington State nursing assistants are working in the following counties:
- King County - 8,420 nursing assistants
- Pierce County - 2,310 nursing assistants
- Spokane County - 2,260 nursing assistants
The government projects that by 2018, the number of nursing assistants in the state of Washington State will grow to 27,130. This would require a 21% growth in the profession.
A nursing assistant in Washington State earns $27,890 per year on average. But, salaries for nursing assistants can vary. In 2010, nursing assistants made as little as less than $18,840 per year or as much as more than $43,680 per year in Washington State. On average a nursing assistant earns the most in the following Washington State counties:
- King County - $31,160 per year
- Skagit County - $29,780 per year
- Pierce County - $28,000 per year
The Washington State counties with the lowest average salary for nursing assistants are:
- Yakima County - $23,040 per year
- Whatcom County - $23,550 per year
- Chelan County - $23,730 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Washington State 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 Washington State
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants||22,710||$27,890||5.4%|
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