Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two CAD schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Omaha, the highest ranked school in the city with a CAD program, has a total student population of 617. It is the 4002nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
CAD students from Omaha schools who go on to become drafters, architects, computer aided designers, project architects, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,290 people working as drafters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,210. Also, Architectural and civil drafters make on average $47,710 per year and there are about 105,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 320 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $38,330. Drafters in this area earn $47,540/yr and there are 200 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.453 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by drafters, and 0.713/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
Of the 2 CAD schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Omaha comes out as the most expensive ($22,177/yr) for CAD students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|