Mooresville, NC has thirty child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Appalachian State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 16,968. It is the 130th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Child Care students from Mooresville 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 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 710 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $39,570. Child care workers in this area earn $19,540/yr and there are 950 employed.
Mooresville lies in Iredell county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.845 out of every 1000 jobs in Mooresville are held by child care workers, and 3.601/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 30 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Mooresville, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lenoir-Rhyne University comes out as the most expensive ($14,369/yr) for child care students, with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest, reported at only $76/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mooresville|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||46.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||47.7 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||53.0 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||71.7 miles|