Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Brookline College, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 420. It is the 3813th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Administrative Assistant students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are 780 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $24,440. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $31,260/yr and there are 63,940 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 177 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by office and administrative support employees, and 2/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 2 administrative assistant schools in Tucson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookline College comes out as the most expensive ($15,554/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|