Akron, OH (population: 205,375) has two administrative assistant schools within its city limits. University of Akron Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 25,959. It is the 3142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 174th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Administrative Assistant students from Akron 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 Akron area alone, there are 410 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $25,280. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $31,110/yr and there are 55,540 employed.
Akron lies in Summit county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Akron area has 321,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.37/hr average worker wage, and a $40,300 average annual salary. Thus, about 172.649 out of every 1000 jobs in Akron are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.275/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 2 administrative assistant schools in Akron, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Academy of Court Reporting-Akron comes out as the most expensive ($14,356/yr) for administrative assistant students, with University of Akron Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $14,069/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Akron|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||6.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||15.4 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||24.8 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||29.8 miles|
|North Olmsted||OH||-||1||26.1035||13||31.3 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||32.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||41.0 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||61.9 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||76.6 miles|