Lynchburg, VA (population: 70,334) has two administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Liberty University, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 46,312. It is the 2962nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 55th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Administrative Assistant students from Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg area alone, there are 60 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $24,200. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $28,310/yr and there are 15,760 employed.
Lynchburg lies in Lynchburg county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Lynchburg area has 99,980 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $17.03/hr average worker wage, and a $35,420 average annual salary. Thus, about 157.635 out of every 1000 jobs in Lynchburg are held by office and administrative support employees, and 0.648/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 2 administrative assistant schools in Lynchburg, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Liberty University comes out as the most expensive ($19,574/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Central Virginia Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,401/yr.
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