Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has two administrative assistant schools within its city limits. The Community College of Baltimore County, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 23,584. It is the 5364th highest ranked school in the USA and the 69th highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Administrative Assistant students from Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 1,880 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $25,900. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $35,380/yr and there are 210,000 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 166.783 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.491/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 2 administrative assistant schools in Baltimore, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baltimore City Community College comes out as the most expensive ($5,851/yr) for administrative assistant students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|