Lake Mary, FL has three 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 Lake Mary 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 Orlando-Kissimmee area alone, there are 210 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $37,000. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $39,760/yr and there are 820 employed.
Lake Mary lies in Seminole county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee area has 989,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,430 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Lake Mary are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
Of the 3 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Lake Mary, all 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 Florida as the lowest, reported at only $10,101/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lake Mary|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||11.1 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||33.9 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||33.9 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||56.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||64.2 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||78.5 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||92.3 miles|