Erie, PA (population: 103,895) has three administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Northwest Regional Technology Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 62. It is the 2602nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 225th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Administrative Assistant students from Erie 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 Erie area alone, there are 170 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $22,610. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $29,680/yr and there are 20,440 employed.
Erie lies in Erie county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Erie area has 126,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.9% unemployment rate, $17.41/hr average worker wage, and a $36,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 162.010 out of every 1000 jobs in Erie are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.330/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 3 administrative assistant schools in Erie, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tri-State Business Institute comes out as the most expensive ($18,495/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Erie Business Center as the lowest, reported at only $9,067/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Erie|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||70.8 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||82.0 miles|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||85.9 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||87.1 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||88.0 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||99.4 miles|