Clearwater, FL (population: 104,782) 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 Clearwater 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.
Clearwater lies in Pinellas 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 Clearwater are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
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 Clearwater|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||9.1 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||17.2 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||18.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||39.8 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||73.5 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||79.6 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||97.1 miles|