Weston, FL (population: 65,215) has three audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Florida International University, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 39,610. It is the 197th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Audio students from Weston 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 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metropolitan area alone, there are 70 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $44,690. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $33,760/yr and there are 230 employed.
Weston lies in Broward county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metropolitan area has 715,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Weston 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 Weston, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nova Southeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($20,445/yr) for audio students, with Florida Atlantic University as the lowest, reported at only $9,477/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Weston|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||7.3 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||14.4 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||14.5 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||16.4 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||18.5 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||18.7 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||19.4 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||19.9 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||22.6 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||25.8 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||25.9 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||29.0 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||30.9 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||35.8 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||41.5 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||48.0 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||81.7 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||87.8 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||97.1 miles|