El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has six administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Computer Career Center, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 994. It is the 1168th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Administrative Assistant students from El Paso 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 El Paso area alone, there are 290 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $20,660. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $26,880/yr and there are 47,450 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 176.223 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.088/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 6 administrative assistant schools in El Paso, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anamarc Educational Institute comes out as the most expensive ($17,760/yr) for administrative assistant students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.