Rapid City, SD (population: 68,063) has one administrative assistant school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Black Hills State University has a total student population of 4,076. It is the 4154th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of South Dakota (#1 is Augustana College).
Administrative Assistant students from Rapid City 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.
Rapid City lies in Pennington county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Rapid City area has 59,810 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.18/hr average worker wage, and a $33,650 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Black Hills State University ends up costing a student $10,454/yr.
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