Orange City, IA has seven administrative assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dordt College, the highest ranked school in this group with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 1,322. It is the 295th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Administrative Assistant students from Orange City 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 Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 60 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $23,700. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $27,320/yr and there are 21,720 employed.
Orange City lies in Sioux county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area has 147,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.78/hr average worker wage, and a $32,810 average annual salary. Thus, about 147.550 out of every 1000 jobs in Orange City are held by office and administrative support employees, and 0.395/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 7 administrative assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Orange City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dordt College comes out as the most expensive ($20,913/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Northeast Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,671/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orange City|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||38.9 miles|
|Sioux Falls||SD||160,938||10||21.3787||260||50.0 miles|
|Storm Lake||IA||-||2||49.0567||85||50.2 miles|