Export, PA has five catering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, the highest ranked school in this group with a catering program, has a total student population of 2,765. It is the 2659th highest ranked school in the USA and the 230th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Catering students from Export 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 Pittsburgh area alone, there are 300 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $42,000. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $21,110/yr and there are 99,440 employed.
Export lies in Westmoreland county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Pittsburgh area has 1,114,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.5% unemployment rate, $19.93/hr average worker wage, and a $41,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 89.189 out of every 1000 jobs in Export are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0.269/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
Of the 5 catering schools with a 100-mile radius of Export, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division comes out as the most expensive ($31,682/yr) for catering students, with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,481/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Export|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||61.2 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||70.9 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||71.2 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||95.9 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||96.3 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||98.5 miles|