Jefferson City, MO (population: 41,319) has twelve child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hannibal Career and Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 37. It is the 572nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Child Care students from Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City area alone, there are 430 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $37,510. Child care workers in this area earn $21,750/yr and there are 450 employed.
Jefferson City lies in Cole county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Jefferson City area has 80,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,830 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.598 out of every 1000 jobs in Jefferson City are held by child care workers, and 5.309/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 12 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Jefferson City, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Missouri Baptist University comes out as the most expensive ($23,034/yr) for child care students, with St Charles Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,574/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jefferson City|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||86.5 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||91.5 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||95.6 miles|