Pottsville, PA has twenty-seven 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 Pottsville 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 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 280 employed public relations specialists earning an average salary of $57,380. Writers and authors in this area earn $35,820/yr and there are 50 employed.
Pottsville lies in Schuylkill county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 238,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.38/hr average worker wage, and a $36,150 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.227 out of every 1000 jobs in Pottsville are held by writers and authors, and 1.162/1000 are held by public relations specialists.
Of the 27 business writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Pottsville, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr) for business writing students, with Warren County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,118/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pottsville|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||42.1 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||43.5 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||57.3 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||58.4 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||62.0 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||62.3 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||68.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||76.3 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||78.2 miles|