Pottsville, PA has twenty-three 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 Pottsville 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 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 970 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $33,120. Child care workers in this area earn $19,670/yr and there are 790 employed.
Pottsville lies in Schuylkill county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 238,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.38/hr average worker wage, and a $36,150 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.287 out of every 1000 jobs in Pottsville are held by child care workers, and 4.059/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 23 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Pottsville, only 6 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 Pottsville|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||42.1 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||43.5 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||57.3 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||58.4 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||62.0 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||62.3 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||68.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||76.3 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||78.2 miles|