Alaska contains four schools that offer administrative assistant programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking administrative assistant school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 administrative assistant schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with Alaska Vocational Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $4,090/yr.
Administrative Assistant students from Alaska schools who go on to become administrative assistants, dental assistants, medical secretaries, medical office assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 22,336,450 people working as office and administrative support employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $32,990. Also, Switchboard operators, including answering service make on average $26,000 per year and there are about 146,980 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 280 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average yearly salary of $28,260. Office and administrative support employees in this state earn $37,330/yr and there are 51,700 employed.
Also, within the administrative assistant schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from administrative assistant, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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