Allentown, PA (population: 107,685) has twenty-seven 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 Allentown 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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area alone, there are 1,020 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $39,530. Child care workers in this area earn $19,980/yr and there are 2,460 employed.
Allentown lies in Lehigh county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area has 330,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.60/hr average worker wage, and a $40,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.457 out of every 1000 jobs in Allentown are held by child care workers, and 3.097/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 27 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Allentown, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Keystone Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($43,665/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 Allentown|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||6.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||28.9 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||31.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||36.9 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||39.0 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||49.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||49.9 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||54.6 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||54.7 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||55.6 miles|