Beckley, WV has three administrative assistant schools within its city limits. Valley College, the highest ranked school in the city with an administrative assistant program, has a total student population of 90. It is the 2154th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Administrative Assistant students from Beckley 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 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 140 employed switchboard operators, including answering service earning an average salary of $19,780. Office and administrative support employees in this area earn $26,020/yr and there are 19,690 employed.
Beckley lies in Raleigh county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 131,050 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.85/hr average worker wage, and a $32,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 150.250 out of every 1000 jobs in Beckley are held by office and administrative support employees, and 1.101/1000 are held by switchboard operators, including answering service.
Of the 3 administrative assistant schools in Beckley, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Valley College comes out as the most expensive ($24,497/yr) for administrative assistant students, with New River Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,439/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beckley|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||45.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||99.9 miles|