Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has one catering school within its city limits. Metropolitan Community College Area has a total student population of 17,003. It is the 4924th highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Catering students from Omaha schools who go on to become caterers, professional caterers, food service managers, food service directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 11,218,260 people working as food preparation and serving related employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,880. Also, Meeting and convention planners make on average $48,060 per year and there are about 51,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 80 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $43,840. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $19,670/yr and there are 37,080 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 82.021 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0.175/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metropolitan Community College Area ends up costing a student $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|