Brandon, FL (population: 91,683) has two audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Central Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 53,401. It is the 71st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Audio students from Brandon 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. In fact, in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area alone, there are 80 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $46,950. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $39,290/yr and there are 350 employed.
Brandon lies in Hillsborough county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Brandon are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
Of the 2 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Brandon, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Central Florida comes out as the most expensive ($12,200/yr) for audio students, with University of South Florida as the lowest, reported at only $11,421/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brandon|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||24.4 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||26.1 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||28.2 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||34.0 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||61.2 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||66.0 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||74.2 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||82.4 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||87.9 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||91.0 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||93.9 miles|