Huntsville, AL (population: 185,501) has seventeen child day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Belmont University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child day care program, has a total student population of 5,424. It is the 1511th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Child Day Care students from Huntsville schools who go on to become day care specialists, social workers, nannies, day care professionals, 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 Huntsville area alone, there are 310 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $42,240. Child care workers in this area earn $16,770/yr and there are 740 employed.
Huntsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Huntsville are held by child care workers, and 1/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 17 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Huntsville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr) for child day care students, with Northeast Alabama Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,367/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Huntsville|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||79.2 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||87.8 miles|