Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has three facilities management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Mississippi Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with a facilities management program, has a total student population of 15,932. It is the 1306th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Facilities Management students from Memphis schools who go on to become janitors, custodians, facility managers, head custodians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,090,400 people working as janitors and cleaners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,120. 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 30 employed emergency management specialists earning an average salary of $44,020. Janitors and cleaners in this area earn $24,200/yr and there are 9,520 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.719 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by janitors and cleaners, and 0.057/1000 are held by emergency management specialists.
Of the 3 facilities management schools with a 100-mile radius of Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Mississippi Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($12,621/yr) for facilities management students, with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,877/yr.