Poplar Bluff, MO has one child care school within its city limits. Three Rivers Community College has a total student population of 3,527. It is the 4743rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 149th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Child Care students from Poplar Bluff 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 Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 400 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $32,590. Child care workers in this area earn $18,480/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Poplar Bluff lies in Butler county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 197,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $14.87/hr average worker wage, and a $30,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.056 out of every 1000 jobs in Poplar Bluff are held by child care workers, and 2.043/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Three Rivers Community College ends up costing a student $4,190/yr.