Aurora, CO (population: 334,924) has one administrative assistant school within its city limits. Pickens Technical College has a total student population of 1,362. It is the 2809th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Administrative Assistant students from Aurora 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 Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 1,100 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $27,740. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $36,610/yr and there are 207,170 employed.
Aurora lies in Arapahoe county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 170 out of every 1000 jobs in Aurora are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pickens Technical College ends up costing a student $10,357/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Aurora|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||13.3 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||13.4 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||14.9 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.9 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||23.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||58.8 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||61.5 miles|