Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has four administrative assistant schools within its city limits. International Business College-Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 386. It is the 855th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Administrative Assistant students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 1,090 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $26,640. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $32,980/yr and there are 145,340 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 166.929 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.255/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 4 administrative assistant schools in Indianapolis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Business College-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($21,502/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana as the lowest, reported at only $11,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|