Roanoke, VA (population: 93,951) has one administrative assistant school within its city limits. Virginia Western Community College has a total student population of 8,927. It is the 5442nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 117th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Administrative Assistant students from Roanoke 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 Roanoke area alone, there are 170 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $24,050. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $29,940/yr and there are 27,890 employed.
Roanoke lies in Roanoke county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Roanoke area has 153,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 182.212 out of every 1000 jobs in Roanoke are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.123/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Western Community College ends up costing a student $5,568/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Roanoke|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||83.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||89.9 miles|