Harrisburg, PA (population: 46,941) has two child day care schools within its city limits. Keystone Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a child day care program, has a total student population of 250. It is the 4865th highest ranked school in the USA and the 317th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Child Day Care students from Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg-Carlisle area alone, there are 790 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $36,910. Child care workers in this area earn $21,740/yr and there are 1,330 employed.
Harrisburg lies in Dauphin county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Harrisburg-Carlisle area has 310,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $20.26/hr average worker wage, and a $42,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.284 out of every 1000 jobs in Harrisburg are held by child care workers, and 2.549/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 2 child day care schools in Harrisburg, only 1 has 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 Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg as the lowest, reported at only $8,833/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Harrisburg|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||59.8 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||60.1 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||62.6 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||68.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||69.9 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||77.9 miles|