Toms River, NJ (population: 131,619) has two child day care schools within its city limits. Ocean County Vocational-Technical School, the highest ranked school in the city with a child day care program, has a total student population of 434. It is the 1071st highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Child Day Care students from Toms River 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 Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,910 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $52,150. Child care workers in this area earn $21,600/yr and there are 4,900 employed.
Toms River lies in Ocean county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area has 981,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $24.21/hr average worker wage, and a $50,350 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.993 out of every 1000 jobs in Toms River are held by child care workers, and 1.940/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 2 child day care schools in Toms River, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ocean County Vocational-Technical School comes out as the most expensive ($14,064/yr) for child day care students, with Ocean County College as the lowest, reported at only $7,131/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Toms River|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||34.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||36.4 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||38.2 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||40.5 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||40.8 miles|
|West Atlantic City||NJ||-||1||28.4243||9||42.4 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||44.1 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||44.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.9 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||51.0 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||51.9 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||52.0 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||53.6 miles|