South Dakota contains four schools that offer administrative assistant programs. Southeast Technical Institute, the highest-ranking administrative assistant school in SD, has a total student population of 2,489 and is the 4106th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 administrative assistant schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kilian Community College comes out as the most expensive ($16,388/yr), with Sinte Gleska University as the lowest recorded at only $5,389/yr.
Administrative Assistant students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 50 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average yearly salary of $25,810. Office and administrative support employees in this state earn $26,590/yr and there are 68,410 employed.
Also, within the administrative assistant schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from administrative assistant, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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