Orlando, FL (population: 235,745) has three administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Southern Technical College, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 982. It is the 1143rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Administrative Assistant students from Orlando 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 Orlando-Kissimmee area alone, there are 900 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $22,590. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $29,680/yr and there are 180,750 employed.
Orlando lies in Orange county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee area has 989,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,430 average annual salary. Thus, about 183 out of every 1000 jobs in Orlando 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 Orlando, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($31,500/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Valencia Community College as the lowest, reported at only $8,153/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orlando|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||7.2 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||18.2 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||51.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||51.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||55.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||74.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||84.0 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.9 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||92.9 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||96.5 miles|