Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has two day care schools within its city limits. Chestnut Hill College, the highest ranked school in the city with a day care program, has a total student population of 2,320. It is the 593rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 58th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Day Care students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 6,050 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $41,920. Child care workers in this area earn $20,460/yr and there are 11,630 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.346 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by child care workers, and 3.300/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 2 day care schools in Philadelphia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chestnut Hill College comes out as the most expensive ($21,702/yr) for day care students, with Community College of Philadelphia as the lowest, reported at only $6,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|