Smyrna, GA (population: 51,091) has twenty-one child day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a child day care program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Child Day Care students from Smyrna 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 3,010 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $37,920. Child care workers in this area earn $19,520/yr and there are 8,780 employed.
Smyrna lies in Cobb county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Smyrna are held by child care workers, and 1/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 21 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Smyrna, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Atlanta Christian College comes out as the most expensive ($21,293/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 Smyrna|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||10.9 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||14.1 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||47.2 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||77.8 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.2 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||98.1 miles|