Beckley, WV has five business writing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a business writing program, has a total student population of 30,870. It is the 61st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Business Writing students from Beckley 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.
Beckley lies in Raleigh county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 131,050 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.85/hr average worker wage, and a $32,960 average annual salary.
Of the 5 business writing schools with a 100-mile radius of Beckley, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hollins University comes out as the most expensive ($23,105/yr) for business writing students, with Dabney S Lancaster Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,009/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beckley|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||45.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||99.9 miles|