Carlsbad, CA (population: 99,613) has twenty-five baking schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Coast Career Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a baking program, has a total student population of 488. It is the 2228th highest ranked school in the USA and the 205th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Baking students from Carlsbad schools who go on to become bakers, chefs, pastry chefs, pastry artists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 140,510 people working as bakers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $25,350. Also, Food preparation and serving related employees make on average $20,880 per year and there are about 11,218,260 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area alone, there are 126,360 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $21,940. Bakers in this area earn $25,620/yr and there are 1,480 employed.
Carlsbad lies in San Diego county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area has 1,279,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,860 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Carlsbad are held by bakers, and 99/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
Of the 25 baking schools with a 100-mile radius of Carlsbad, only 19 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire comes out as the most expensive ($39,200/yr) for baking students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carlsbad|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||7.1 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||23.1 miles|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||36.9 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||37.0 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||38.1 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||39.8 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||40.2 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||40.8 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||47.7 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||52.2 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||55.8 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||59.8 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||60.0 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||64.5 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||67.4 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||67.8 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||68.3 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||68.6 miles|