Slidell, LA has four business writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a business writing program, has a total student population of 28,643. It is the 121st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Business Writing students from Slidell schools who go on to become business writers, legal writing professors, copy editors, copywriters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Public relations specialists make on average $59,370 per year and there are about 242,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area alone, there are 390 employed public relations specialists earning an average salary of $58,310. Writers and authors in this area earn $51,350/yr and there are 140 employed.
Slidell lies in St. Tammany county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.281 out of every 1000 jobs in Slidell are held by writers and authors, and 0.756/1000 are held by public relations specialists.
Of the 4 business writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Slidell, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University New Orleans comes out as the most expensive ($14,896/yr) for business writing students, with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,917/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Slidell|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||16.8 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||81.4 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||94.2 miles|