Myrtle Beach, SC has seven event planning schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Haverford College, the highest ranked school in this group with an event planning 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 Planning students from Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway area alone, there are 1,510 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $79,860. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $35,570/yr and there are 30 employed.
Myrtle Beach lies in Horry county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway area has 110,810 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.74/hr average worker wage, and a $30,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.290 out of every 1000 jobs in Myrtle Beach are held by meeting and convention planners, and 13.655/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
Of the 7 event planning schools with a 500-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Savannah College of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($30,092/yr) for event planning students, with Alabama A & M University as the lowest, reported at only $7,770/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Myrtle Beach|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||82.4 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||85.7 miles|