Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has two administrative assistant schools within its city limits. National College of Business and Technology-Nashville, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 2,267. It is the 4827th highest ranked school in the USA and the 129th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Administrative Assistant students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 1,050 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $24,920. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $31,820/yr and there are 133,710 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 185.750 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.460/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 2 administrative assistant schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, National College of Business and Technology-Nashville comes out as the most expensive ($15,352/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Nashville State Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,750/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|