Helena, MT has one administrative assistant school within its city limits. University of Montana-Helena College of Technology has a total student population of 1,380. It is the 5166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Montana (#1 is Carroll College).
Administrative Assistant students from Helena 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 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 120 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $25,170. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $29,990/yr and there are 19,390 employed.
Helena lies in Lewis and Clark county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area has 117,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $17.37/hr average worker wage, and a $36,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 165.382 out of every 1000 jobs in Helena are held by office and administrative support employees, and 0.981/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Montana-Helena College of Technology ends up costing a student $10,956/yr.