Great Falls, MT (population: 60,015) has one administrative assistant school within its city limits. Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology has a total student population of 2,442. It is the 5500th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Montana (#1 is Carroll College).
Administrative Assistant students from Great 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 Great Falls area alone, there are 30 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $24,490. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $27,440/yr and there are 6,650 employed.
Great Falls lies in Cascade county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Great Falls area has 36,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $16.19/hr average worker wage, and a $33,680 average annual salary. Thus, about 184.576 out of every 1000 jobs in Great Falls are held by office and administrative support employees, and 0.833/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology ends up costing a student $6,479/yr.