West Allis, WI (population: 59,345) has eighty-six bookkeeping schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a bookkeeping program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Bookkeeping students from West Allis 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are 7,410 employed accountants and auditors earning an average salary of $65,330. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this area earn $34,320/yr and there are 10,030 employed.
West Allis lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.271 out of every 1000 jobs in West Allis are held by bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, and 9.070/1000 are held by accountants and auditors.
Of the 86 bookkeeping schools with a 100-mile radius of West Allis, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwestern University comes out as the most expensive ($28,371/yr) for bookkeeping students, with BIR Training Center as the lowest, reported at only $3,504/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Allis|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||56.1 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||56.7 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||63.7 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||64.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||65.2 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||66.0 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||68.1 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||70.1 miles|