Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has one audio school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Audio students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 30 employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $41,250. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $29,810/yr and there are 180 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.407 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and 0.067/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ends up costing a student $12,519/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|