Bradenton, FL (population: 54,123) has one audio school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Florida has a total student population of 40,022. It is the 138th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Audio students from Bradenton schools who go on to become audio professionals, audio production engineers, audio engineers, audio recording professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,070 people working as audio and video equipment technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,450. Also, Sound engineering technicians make on average $53,940 per year and there are about 15,560 of them employed in the US today.
Bradenton lies in Manatee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area has 247,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,750 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of South Florida ends up costing a student $11,421/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bradenton|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||19.0 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||26.8 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||38.7 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||45.1 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||52.9 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||61.8 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||68.7 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||68.8 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||74.6 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||93.3 miles|