Poplar, MT has one child development school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Dawson Community College has a total student population of 441. It is the 3555th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Montana (#1 is Carroll College).
Child Development students from Poplar schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $26,620. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $33,530/yr and there are 100 employed.
Poplar lies in Roosevelt county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area has 31,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $15.86/hr average worker wage, and a $33,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.139 out of every 1000 jobs in Poplar are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 1.600/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dawson Community College ends up costing a student $4,830/yr.
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