Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has two child day care schools within its city limits. Phoenix College, the highest ranked school in the city with a child day care program, has a total student population of 12,164. It is the 5232nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 80th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Child Day Care students from Phoenix 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 2,610 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $36,280. Child care workers in this area earn $20,010/yr and there are 6,160 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by child care workers, and 1/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 2 child day care schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Mountain Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,106/yr) for child day care students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|