Americus, GA has two bookkeeping schools within its city limits. Georgia Southwestern State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 2,903. It is the 3379th highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Bookkeeping students from Americus schools who go on to become bookkeepers, bookkeeping clerks, accounting managers, accounting officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,757,870 people working as bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,750. Also, Accountants and auditors make on average $67,430 per year and there are about 1,106,980 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 730 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $60,970. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $28,500/yr and there are 1,850 employed.
Americus lies in Sumter county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area has 137,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $15.72/hr average worker wage, and a $32,690 average annual salary. Thus, about 13.471 out of every 1000 jobs in Americus are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 5.288/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 2 bookkeeping schools in Americus, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Georgia Southwestern State University comes out as the most expensive ($10,344/yr) for bookkeeping students, with South Georgia Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $3,789/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Americus|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||38.9 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||51.2 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||52.7 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||81.9 miles|