Fargo, ND (population: 95,232) has one administrative assistant school within its city limits. Rasmussen College-Fargo has a total student population of 1,829. It is the 4516th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of North Dakota (#1 is University of Mary).
Administrative Assistant students from Fargo 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 Fargo-MN area alone, there are 70 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $24,730. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $29,830/yr and there are 21,690 employed.
Fargo lies in Cass county, which is one of the 32 counties in North Dakota. Overall, the Fargo-MN area has 120,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $17.77/hr average worker wage, and a $36,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 180.494 out of every 1000 jobs in Fargo are held by office and administrative support employees, and 0.574/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rasmussen College-Fargo ends up costing a student $13,017/yr.