Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has three administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Fisher College, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 1,593. It is the 3209th highest ranked school in the USA and the 112th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Administrative Assistant students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 1,700 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $31,240. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $40,390/yr and there are 287,050 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 170.267 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.010/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 3 administrative assistant schools in Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fisher College comes out as the most expensive ($23,222/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|