Schnecksville, PA has fifteen catering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Keystone College, the highest ranked school in this group with a catering program, has a total student population of 1,691. It is the 647th highest ranked school in the USA and the 61st highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Catering students from Schnecksville 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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area alone, there are 70 employed meeting and convention planners earning an average salary of $40,070. Food preparation and serving related employees in this area earn $20,710/yr and there are 27,280 employed.
Schnecksville lies in Lehigh county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area has 330,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.60/hr average worker wage, and a $40,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 82.643 out of every 1000 jobs in Schnecksville are held by food preparation and serving related employees, and 0.214/1000 are held by meeting and convention planners.
Of the 15 catering schools with a 100-mile radius of Schnecksville, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of New York City comes out as the most expensive ($33,682/yr) for catering students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Schnecksville|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||15.5 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||31.9 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||36.7 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||41.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||45.2 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||45.7 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||58.6 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||62.2 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||62.6 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||62.7 miles|