Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has eight jewelry repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Lake Career and Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 5. It is the 945th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Jewelry Repair students from Omaha schools who go on to become jewelry repairers, jewelers, jewelry designers, jewelry makers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 23,410 people working as jewelers and precious stone and metal workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,620.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 8 jewelry repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gem City College comes out as the most expensive ($15,147/yr) for jewelry repair students, with Lake Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $1,244/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|