Ardmore, OK has twenty-two administrative assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kiamichi Technology Center-Hugo, the highest ranked school in this group with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 144. It is the 1150th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Administrative Assistant students from Ardmore 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 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 260 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $19,050. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $25,730/yr and there are 26,850 employed.
Ardmore lies in Carter county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 164,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.13/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 163.239 out of every 1000 jobs in Ardmore are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.565/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 22 administrative assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Ardmore, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metro Technology Centers comes out as the most expensive ($16,578/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester as the lowest, reported at only $1,310/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ardmore|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||79.2 miles|
|Wichita Falls||TX||103,067||2||34.7529||101||81.1 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||89.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||91.0 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||92.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||99.2 miles|