Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has eight day care schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southwestern Assemblies of God University, the highest ranked school in this group with a day care program, has a total student population of 2,018. It is the 2383rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 106th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Day Care students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,430 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $33,620. Child care workers in this area earn $19,170/yr and there are 3,490 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.077 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by child care workers, and 1.668/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
Of the 8 day care schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwestern Assemblies of God University comes out as the most expensive ($17,014/yr) for day care students, with Collin County Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $4,802/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|