Fairfax, VA has fourteen child development schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johns Hopkins University, the highest ranked school in this group with a child development program, has a total student population of 20,383. It is the 19th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Maryland.
Child Development students from Fairfax 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 8,700 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $30,470. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $54,620/yr and there are 4,490 employed.
Fairfax lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Fairfax are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 4/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 14 child development schools with a 100-mile radius of Fairfax, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johns Hopkins University comes out as the most expensive ($25,509/yr) for child development 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 Fairfax|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||7.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||16.7 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||18.5 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||20.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||21.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||23.9 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||38.9 miles|