Metairie, LA (population: 141,919) has eight cisco schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes, the highest ranked school in this group with a cisco program, has a total student population of 934. It is the 2004th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Cisco students from Metairie schools who go on to become cisco specialists, cisco technology specialists, cisco certified professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 226,080 people working as network systems and data communications analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,560. Also, Network and computer systems administrators make on average $70,930 per year and there are about 338,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area alone, there are 450 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $58,080. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $55,510/yr and there are 280 employed.
Metairie lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.551 out of every 1000 jobs in Metairie are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 0.877/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 8 cisco schools with a 100-mile radius of Metairie, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Herzing College comes out as the most expensive ($18,224/yr) for cisco students, with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest, reported at only $1,387/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Metairie|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||15.7 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||64.8 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||65.0 miles|