Kalispell, MT has one administrative assistant school within its city limits. Flathead Valley Community College has a total student population of 2,501. It is the 5516th highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Montana (#1 is Carroll College).
Administrative Assistant students from Kalispell 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 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $25,780. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $28,910/yr and there are 11,130 employed.
Kalispell lies in Flathead county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Western Montana nonmetropolitan area has 68,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.08/hr average worker wage, and a $33,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 161.515 out of every 1000 jobs in Kalispell are held by office and administrative support employees, and 0.666/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Flathead Valley Community College ends up costing a student $8,297/yr.