Athens, AL has one event planning school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Alabama A & M University has a total student population of 5,327. It is the 651st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Event Planning students from Athens schools who go on to become event planners, wedding planners, event managers, production planners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Huntsville area alone, there are 3,710 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $104,980. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $46,990/yr and there are 40 employed.
Athens lies in Limestone county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Athens are held by meeting and convention planners, and 18/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alabama A & M University ends up costing a student $7,770/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Athens|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||98.2 miles|