Wilmington, NC (population: 102,120) has one administrative assistant school within its city limits. Cape Fear Community College has a total student population of 9,001. It is the 5298th highest ranked school in the USA and the 115th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Administrative Assistant students from Wilmington 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 Wilmington area alone, there are 140 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $25,120. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $29,850/yr and there are 21,870 employed.
Wilmington lies in New Hanover county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Wilmington area has 139,780 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.58/hr average worker wage, and a $36,570 average annual salary. Thus, about 156.445 out of every 1000 jobs in Wilmington are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.034/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cape Fear Community College ends up costing a student $7,402/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wilmington|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||66.6 miles|
|Morehead City||NC||-||1||9.34196||42||76.3 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||79.3 miles|