Bowie, MD (population: 52,071) has seventeen business writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johns Hopkins University, the highest ranked school in this group with a business writing program, has a total student population of 20,383. It is the 19th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Maryland.
Business Writing students from Bowie 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 14,400 employed public relations specialists earning an average salary of $91,690. Writers and authors in this area earn $76,930/yr and there are 2,500 employed.
Bowie lies in Prince George's county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Bowie are held by writers and authors, and 6/1000 are held by public relations specialists.
Of the 17 business writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Bowie, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American University comes out as the most expensive ($29,423/yr) for business writing students, with Northern Virginia Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,953/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bowie|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||10.8 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||14.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||20.4 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||21.2 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||22.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||23.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||28.6 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||31.9 miles|