Helena, MT has one event planning school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Montana State University has a total student population of 12,348. It is the 1751st highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Montana (#1 is Carroll College).
Event Planning students from Helena 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 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,960 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $76,280. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $37,790/yr and there are 90 employed.
Helena lies in Lewis and Clark county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area has 117,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $17.37/hr average worker wage, and a $36,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.789 out of every 1000 jobs in Helena are held by meeting and convention planners, and 16.743/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Montana State University ends up costing a student $8,654/yr.