Weldon, NC has nineteen administrative assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Edgecombe Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 3,249. It is the 4011th highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Administrative Assistant students from Weldon 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 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 190 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $20,480. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $28,480/yr and there are 26,750 employed.
Weldon lies in Halifax county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 181,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.06/hr average worker wage, and a $33,400 average annual salary. Thus, about 147.186 out of every 1000 jobs in Weldon are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.065/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 19 administrative assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Weldon, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bryant and Stratton College-Richmond comes out as the most expensive ($14,350/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Nash Community College as the lowest, reported at only $481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Weldon|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||34.5 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||75.2 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||78.8 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||87.7 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||89.1 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||96.3 miles|