Pensacola, FL (population: 52,942) has fifteen teacher assistant schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Aquinas College, the highest ranked school in this group with a teacher assistant program, has a total student population of 857. It is the 397th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Teacher Assistant students from Pensacola schools who go on to become teacher assistants, teacher aides, school bus driver/teacher assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,275,410 people working as teacher assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,280. Also, Forestry and conservation science teachers make on average $72,290 per year and there are about 2,380 of them employed in the US today.
Pensacola lies in Escambia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area has 152,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,740 average annual salary.
Of the 15 teacher assistant schools with a 500-mile radius of Pensacola, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fisk University comes out as the most expensive ($19,552/yr) for teacher assistant students, with Western Piedmont Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,437/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pensacola|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||25.0 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||34.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||46.3 miles|