Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 787. It is the 3634th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Administrative Assistant students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 880 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $23,690. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $31,480/yr and there are 106,700 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 176.183 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.451/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 2 administrative assistant schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis comes out as the most expensive ($10,620/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.