Banner Elk, NC has nine event management schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Haverford College, the highest ranked school in this group with an event management program, has a total student population of 1,190. It is the 54th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Event Management students from Banner Elk schools who go on to become event managers, event planners, management specialists, organizational management specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,116,380 people working as management employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $102,900. Also, Emergency management specialists make on average $56,900 per year and there are about 13,060 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 30 employed emergency management specialists earning an average salary of $55,540. Management employees in this area earn $78,730/yr and there are 6,740 employed.
Banner Elk lies in Avery county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 34.435 out of every 1000 jobs in Banner Elk are held by management employees, and 0.161/1000 are held by emergency management specialists.
Of the 9 event management schools with a 500-mile radius of Banner Elk, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr) for event management students, with Washtenaw Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,422/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Banner Elk|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||91.0 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||97.0 miles|