Wisconsin Rapids, WI has six child care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Chippewa Valley Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child care program, has a total student population of 5,774. It is the 3160th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Child Care students from Wisconsin Rapids 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 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 290 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $45,720. Child care workers in this area earn $18,020/yr and there are 590 employed.
Wisconsin Rapids lies in Wood county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area has 173,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.57/hr average worker wage, and a $36,550 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.389 out of every 1000 jobs in Wisconsin Rapids are held by child care workers, and 1.699/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 6 child care schools with a 100-mile radius of Wisconsin Rapids, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rasmussen College-Green Bay comes out as the most expensive ($17,488/yr) for child care students, with Moraine Park Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,870/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wisconsin Rapids|
|La Crosse||WI||50,893||3||27.5304||229||79.9 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||80.1 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||87.7 miles|
|Green Bay||WI||101,191||7||25.235||199||90.7 miles|