Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two jewelry schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a jewelry program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Jewelry students from Seattle schools who go on to become jewelers, jewelry designers, jewelry makers, jewelry repairers, 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. Also, Craft artists make on average $33,070 per year and there are about 5,380 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed craft artists earning an average salary of $33,230. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in this area earn $40,370/yr and there are 230 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.163 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by jewelers and precious stone and metal workers, and **/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 2 jewelry schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Washington-Seattle Campus comes out as the most expensive ($8,906/yr) for jewelry students, with Seattle Community College-North Campus as the lowest, reported at only $7,946/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|