Poplar, MT has two administrative assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dawson Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 441. It is the 3555th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Montana (#1 is Carroll College).
Administrative Assistant students from Poplar 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.
Poplar lies in Roosevelt county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area has 31,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $15.86/hr average worker wage, and a $33,000 average annual salary.
Of the 2 administrative assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Poplar, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Williston State College comes out as the most expensive ($7,437/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Dawson Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,830/yr.
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