Myrtle Beach, SC has eight child day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Williamsburg Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a child day care program, has a total student population of 732. It is the 5368th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Child Day Care students from Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway area alone, there are 260 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $31,330. Child care workers in this area earn $16,970/yr and there are 330 employed.
Myrtle Beach lies in Horry county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway area has 110,810 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.74/hr average worker wage, and a $30,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.935 out of every 1000 jobs in Myrtle Beach are held by child care workers, and 2.312/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 8 child day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayetteville Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($13,508/yr) for child day care students, with Richmond Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,652/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Myrtle Beach|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||82.4 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||85.7 miles|