Yakima, WA (population: 85,326) has two project management schools within its city limits. Perry Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a project management program, has a total student population of 486. It is the 913th highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Project Management students from Yakima schools who go on to become construction managers, project managers, construction professionals, construction area managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 204,760 people working as construction managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $93,290. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Yakima area alone, there are 310 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $32,310. Construction managers in this area earn $134,930/yr and there are 40 employed.
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. Thus, about 0.537 out of every 1000 jobs in Yakima are held by construction managers, and 3.818/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 project management schools in Yakima, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Perry Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($30,048/yr) for project management students, with Yakima Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $8,105/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|