Casa Grande, AZ (population: 47,388) has nine advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Valley Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 270. It is the 1263rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Advertising students from Casa Grande schools who go on to become advertisers, advertising specialists, marketing specialists, marketers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 35,760 people working as advertising and promotions managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $97,670. Also, Market research analysts make on average $67,500 per year and there are about 226,410 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 3,420 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $61,280. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $84,670/yr and there are 510 employed.
Casa Grande lies in Pinal county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Casa Grande are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 2/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 9 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Casa Grande, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Center Design College-Tucson comes out as the most expensive ($35,307/yr) for advertising students, with Glendale Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,676/yr.
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