Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Eastern Arizona College, the highest ranked school in this group with a day care program, has a total student population of 7,241. It is the 4560th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Day Care students from Tucson schools who go on to become child care workers, nannies, day care specialists, 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 Tucson area alone, there are 1,190 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $37,590. Child care workers in this area earn $19,890/yr and there are 1,180 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by child care workers, and 3/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 2 day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Tucson, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Arizona College comes out as the most expensive ($7,578/yr) for day care students, with Eastern Arizona College as the lowest, reported at only $7,578/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|