Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has four administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Central Texas Commercial College, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 50. It is the 1953rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 89th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Administrative Assistant students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,290 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $26,410. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $34,570/yr and there are 385,530 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 188.283 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.118/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 4 administrative assistant schools in Dallas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Texas Commercial College comes out as the most expensive ($11,173/yr) for administrative assistant students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|