Puyallup, WA has eighteen administrative assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Renton Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 4,346. It is the 3607th highest ranked school in the USA and the 62nd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Administrative Assistant students from Puyallup 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 Tacoma Metropolitan area alone, there are 290 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $26,750. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $34,700/yr and there are 44,520 employed.
Puyallup lies in Pierce county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Tacoma Metropolitan area has 265,490 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $21.39/hr average worker wage, and a $44,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 167.708 out of every 1000 jobs in Puyallup are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.097/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 18 administrative assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Puyallup, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bates Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($12,542/yr) for administrative assistant students, with Green River Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,158/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Puyallup|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||3.3 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||8.9 miles|