Joplin, MO (population: 51,126) has ten child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Nevada Regional Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 38. It is the 943rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Child Care students from Joplin 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 Joplin area alone, there are 160 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $31,840. Child care workers in this area earn $17,170/yr and there are 270 employed.
Joplin lies in Jasper county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Joplin area has 76,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.84/hr average worker wage, and a $32,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.550 out of every 1000 jobs in Joplin are held by child care workers, and 2.081/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 10 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Joplin, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($14,037/yr) for child care students, with Neosho County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,444/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Joplin|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||53.8 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||61.7 miles|