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2021 Most Popular Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies Schools

135 Colleges
$19,045 Avg Salary
$9,222 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies School for You

In 2018-2019, 3,251 people earned a degree or certificate in health aids/attendants/orderlies, making the major the #23 most popular in the United States.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for healthcare students. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Healthcare Degree Search has developed this Most Popular Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies Schools ranking. This report analyzed 135 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular programs for healthcare students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for health aids majors pursuing a .

Our 2021 rankings named Central Louisiana Technical Community College the most popular school in the United States for health aids/attendants/orderlies students. Located in the city of Alexandria, Central Louisiana Technical Community College is a public college with a small student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Wichita Area Technical College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies Schools list. Located in the rural area of Wichita, Wichita Area Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

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The excellent programs at Louisiana Delta Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best health aids/attendants/orderlies schools in the United States. Located in the rural area of Monroe, LDCC is a public college with a small student population.

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Out of the 135 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Washburn Institute of Technology landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Topeka, Washburn Tech is a public college with a small student population.

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The excellent programs at Medical Institute of Palm Beach helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best health aids/attendants/orderlies schools in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Greenacres, Medical Institute of Palm Beach is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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Tulsa Technology Center did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for health aids/attendants/orderlies students. It came in at #6 on the list. Tulsa Tech is a small public school located in the city of Tulsa.

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Northshore Technical Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for health aids/attendants/orderlies students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the rural area of Bogalusa, Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus is a public college with a small student population.

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#8

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies Schools list. Ivy Tech Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

On average, health aids graduates from Ivy Tech Community College take out $13,237 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $138.

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Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular health aids/attendants/orderlies programs. Located in the small city of Guaynabo, Instituto de Banca is a private for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#10

Davis Technical College

Kaysville, UT

With a ranking of #10, Davis Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health aids/attendants/orderlies students. Davis Tech is a small public school located in the suburb of Kaysville.

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#11

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, MI

Washtenaw Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for health aids/attendants/orderlies students. It came in at #11 on the list. Washtenaw Community College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Ann Arbor.

After completing their degree, health aids graduates from Washtenaw Community College carry an average student debt load of $7,811. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $81.

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Salina Area Technical College landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular health aids/attendants/orderlies programs. Salina Tech is a fairly small public school located in the town of Salina.

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Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular health aids/attendants/orderlies programs. NLTCC is a small public school located in the rural area of Minden.

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Neosho County Community College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies Schools ranking. Neosho County Community College is a small public school located in the remote town of Chanute.

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#15

Escondido Adult School

Escondido, CA

Escondido Adult School did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for health aids/attendants/orderlies students. It came in at #15 on the list. Escondido Adult School is a fairly small public school located in the suburb of Escondido.

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#16

Metro Technology Centers

Oklahoma City, OK

Metro Technology Centers did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for health aids/attendants/orderlies students. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the large city of Oklahoma City, Metro Technology Centers is a public school with a small student population.

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#17

Abcott Institute

Southfield, MI

Abcott Institute landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular health aids/attendants/orderlies programs. Abcott Institute is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Southfield.

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Mid-America Technology Center ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies Schools list. Located in the rural area of Wayne, Mid-America Technology Center is a public college with a fairly small student population.

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With a ranking of #19, Allen County Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for health aids/attendants/orderlies students. Allen Community College is a small public school located in the town of Iola.

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Central New Mexico Community College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies Schools list. CNM is a very large public school located in the large city of Albuquerque.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional popular schools for Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies students that almost earned our Most Popular Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies Schools award.

Rank College Location
21 New Professions Technical Institute Miami, FL
22 The Healthcare Institute San Antonio, TX
23 Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott, KS
24 Cowley County Community College Arkansas City, KS
24 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC
24 Butler Community College El Dorado, KS
27 Carrington College, Phoenix North Phoenix, AZ
27 Vista Adult School Vista, CA

Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 34 majors within the healthcare area of study, health aids/attendants/orderlies has other similar majors worth exploring.

Health Aids Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 1,237
Health Aide 1,036
Medication Aide 675
Rehabilitation Aide 163
Other Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies 140

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 99,641
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 26 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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