Ferndale, MI has fourteen cisco schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Career Quest Learning Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a cisco program, has a total student population of 309. It is the 1674th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Cisco students from Ferndale 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 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,990 employed network and computer systems administrators earning an average salary of $70,820. Network systems and data communications analysts in this area earn $77,090/yr and there are 2,340 employed.
Ferndale lies in Oakland county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area has 1,060,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $22.33/hr average worker wage, and a $46,440 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.209 out of every 1000 jobs in Ferndale are held by network systems and data communications analysts, and 2.821/1000 are held by network and computer systems administrators.
Of the 14 cisco schools with a 100-mile radius of Ferndale, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lawrence Technological University comes out as the most expensive ($23,234/yr) for cisco students, with Lorain County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,528/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ferndale|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||2.3 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||3.5 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||9.8 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||10.8 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||11.4 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||12.6 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||12.7 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||14.0 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||14.5 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||16.5 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||32.9 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||50.5 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||71.2 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||74.6 miles|