Bluefield, VA has five advertising schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Appalachian State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an advertising program, has a total student population of 16,968. It is the 130th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Advertising students from Bluefield 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 Peoria area alone, there are 210 employed market research analysts earning an average salary of $58,190. Advertising and promotions managers in this area earn $55,970/yr and there are 50 employed.
Bluefield lies in Tazewell county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Peoria area has 170,260 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Bluefield are held by advertising and promotions managers, and 1/1000 are held by market research analysts.
Of the 5 advertising schools with a 100-mile radius of Bluefield, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Appalachian State University comes out as the most expensive ($8,323/yr) for advertising students, with West Virginia State Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $2,063/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bluefield|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||57.4 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||82.4 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||98.0 miles|