West Orange, NJ (population: 49,330) has twenty-nine child day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New York University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child day care program, has a total student population of 43,404. It is the 13th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Child Day Care students from West Orange 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 Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,710 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $55,120. Child care workers in this area earn $22,860/yr and there are 6,540 employed.
West Orange lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.712 out of every 1000 jobs in West Orange are held by child care workers, and 2.779/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 29 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of West Orange, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New York University comes out as the most expensive ($34,011/yr) for child day care students, with County College of Morris as the lowest, reported at only $4,290/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Orange|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||2.8 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||7.7 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.9 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||15.4 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.6 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||18.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||18.7 miles|