Burlington, NC (population: 53,389) has thirteen day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest ranked school in this group with a day care program, has a total student population of 28,916. It is the 20th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Day Care students from Burlington 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 Burlington area alone, there are 110 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $40,360. Child care workers in this area earn $17,430/yr and there are 190 employed.
Burlington lies in Alamance county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Burlington area has 57,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.73/hr average worker wage, and a $34,800 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.372 out of every 1000 jobs in Burlington are held by child care workers, and 1.948/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 13 day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Burlington, 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 day care students, with Surry Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,573/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Burlington|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||25.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||31.5 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||44.4 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||92.1 miles|