Yakima, WA (population: 85,326) has one pastry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Renton Technical College has a total student population of 4,346. It is the 3607th highest ranked school in the USA and the 62nd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Pastry students from Yakima schools who go on to become culinary artists, bakers, chefs, pastry chefs, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 140,510 people working as bakers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $25,350. Also, Cooks, private household make on average $27,720 per year and there are about 770 of them employed in the US today.
Yakima lies in Yakima county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Yakima area has 80,770 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $17.85/hr average worker wage, and a $37,140 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Renton Technical College ends up costing a student $10,931/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Yakima|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||75.6 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||90.7 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||98.9 miles|