Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two child care schools within its city limits. Fresno Pacific University, the highest ranked school in the city with a child care program, has a total student population of 2,668. It is the 326th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Child Care students from Fresno schools who go on to become child care professionals, child care workers, nannies, day care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 595,650 people working as child care workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,940. Also, Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fresno area alone, there are 340 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $42,680. Child care workers in this area earn $20,640/yr and there are 1,410 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by child care workers, and 1/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 2 child care schools in Fresno, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno Pacific University comes out as the most expensive ($17,068/yr) for child care students, with Fresno City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,031/yr.
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