Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has three administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Trinity Baptist College, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 262. It is the 540th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Administrative Assistant students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 380 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $22,450. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $31,270/yr and there are 122,610 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 211 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 3 administrative assistant schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jones College-Jacksonville comes out as the most expensive ($11,930/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|