Wildwood, MO has fifteen 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 Wildwood 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 St. Louis-IL area alone, there are 3,400 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $39,260. Child care workers in this area earn $19,930/yr and there are 5,490 employed.
Wildwood lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the St. Louis-IL area has 1,301,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.63/hr average worker wage, and a $42,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.217 out of every 1000 jobs in Wildwood are held by child care workers, and 2.613/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 15 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Wildwood, 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 Wildwood|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||13.9 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||15.5 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||16.3 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||23.2 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||82.6 miles|