Knoxville, TN (population: 187,071) has three teacher assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Haywood Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a teacher assistant program, has a total student population of 2,342. It is the 4179th highest ranked school in the USA and the 79th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Teacher Assistant students from Knoxville 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.
Knoxville lies in Knox county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Knoxville area has 324,080 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,820 average annual salary.
Of the 3 teacher assistant schools with a 100-mile radius of Knoxville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Haywood Community College comes out as the most expensive ($9,465/yr) for teacher assistant students, with Somerset Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,593/yr.
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