Wichita Falls, TX (population: 103,067) has two administrative assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southwest Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 149. It is the 2224th highest ranked school in the USA and the 50th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Administrative Assistant students from Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls area alone, there are 60 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $20,300. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $28,100/yr and there are 8,750 employed.
Wichita Falls lies in Wichita county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Wichita Falls area has 57,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.0% unemployment rate, $16.50/hr average worker wage, and a $34,320 average annual salary. Thus, about 153.387 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita Falls are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.101/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 2 administrative assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Wichita Falls, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($14,052/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Weatherford College as the lowest, reported at only $7,029/yr.