Macon, GA (population: 94,286) has eight athletic training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with an athletic training program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Athletic Training students from Macon schools who go on to become athletic trainers, trainers, sports trainers, gymnastics instructors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 15,260 people working as athletic trainers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $44,020. Also, Coaches and scouts make on average $35,740 per year and there are about 179,830 of them employed in the US today.
Macon lies in Bibb county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Macon area has 95,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $36,140 average annual salary.
Of the 8 athletic training schools with a 100-mile radius of Macon, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brewton-Parker College comes out as the most expensive ($16,372/yr) for athletic training students, with Gwinnett Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,073/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Macon|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||16.0 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||23.8 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||74.1 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||80.5 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||82.1 miles|