Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has two administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Pinnacle Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 555. It is the 3708th highest ranked school in the USA and the 113th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Administrative Assistant students from Kansas 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 1,230 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $25,930. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $32,620/yr and there are 177,880 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 180.021 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.247/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 2 administrative assistant schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pinnacle Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($16,054/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Vatterott College as the lowest, reported at only $15,149/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|