Granite Falls, MN has one administrative assistant school within its city limits. Minnesota West Community and Technical College has a total student population of 3,211. It is the 3810th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Administrative Assistant students from Granite Falls 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 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are ** employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $25,710. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $28,900/yr and there are 16,990 employed.
Granite Falls lies in Chippewa county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 123,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.60/hr average worker wage, and a $34,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 138.029 out of every 1000 jobs in Granite Falls are held by office and administrative support employees, and **/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Minnesota West Community and Technical College ends up costing a student $9,264/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Granite Falls|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||84.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||84.4 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||86.6 miles|