High Point, NC (population: 105,064) has twenty-four administrative assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. King's College, the highest ranked school in this group with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 648. It is the 1960th highest ranked school in the USA and the 44th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Administrative Assistant students from High Point 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 Greensboro-High Point area alone, there are 400 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $25,520. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $31,860/yr and there are 62,550 employed.
High Point lies in Guilford county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Greensboro-High Point area has 349,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.78/hr average worker wage, and a $39,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 179.174 out of every 1000 jobs in High Point are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.145/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 24 administrative assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of High Point, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brookstone College comes out as the most expensive ($34,289/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Wytheville Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from High Point|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||16.0 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||53.9 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||92.4 miles|