Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has two child day care schools within its city limits. Wheelock College, the highest ranked school in the city with a child day care program, has a total student population of 1,055. It is the 456th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Child Day Care students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 4,440 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $49,100. Child care workers in this area earn $26,130/yr and there are 6,660 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.952 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by child care workers, and 2.635/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 2 child day care schools in Boston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wheelock College comes out as the most expensive ($24,739/yr) for child day care students, with Bay State College as the lowest, reported at only $23,908/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|