Ithaca, NY has thirteen child day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Keystone College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child day care program, has a total student population of 1,691. It is the 647th highest ranked school in the USA and the 61st highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Child Day Care students from Ithaca 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 Ithaca area alone, there are 120 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $43,120. Child care workers in this area earn $21,980/yr and there are 440 employed.
Ithaca lies in Tompkins county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Ithaca area has 50,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5.4% unemployment rate, $21.50/hr average worker wage, and a $44,720 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.760 out of every 1000 jobs in Ithaca are held by child care workers, and 2.447/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 13 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Ithaca, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pennsylvania College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($15,543/yr) for child day care students, with Broome Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,037/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ithaca|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||36.0 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||88.8 miles|