Mechanicsburg, PA has thirty-one child day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Towson University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child day care program, has a total student population of 21,177. It is the 141st highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Child Day Care students from Mechanicsburg 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.
Mechanicsburg lies in Cumberland 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 Mechanicsburg are held by child care workers, and 2.549/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 31 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Mechanicsburg, only 12 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 Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mechanicsburg|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||56.3 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||60.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||63.8 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||66.0 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||70.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||72.2 miles|