Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has one baking school within its city limits. Fresno City College has a total student population of 25,511. It is the 5072nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 486th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Baking students from Fresno 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 Fresno area alone, there are 25,600 employed food preparation and serving related employees earning an average salary of $20,880. Bakers in this area earn $33,040/yr and there are 230 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by bakers, and 79/1000 are held by food preparation and serving related employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno City College ends up costing a student $6,031/yr.
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