Paris, TX has ten recreation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. LeTourneau University, the highest ranked school in this group with a recreation program, has a total student population of 3,386. It is the 356th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Recreation students from Paris schools who go on to become recreation aides, recreation specialists, recreation workers, park activities coordinators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 16,850 people working as recreation and fitness studies teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $60,580. Also, Healthcare practitioners and technical workers make on average $52,110 per year and there are about 56,520 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 110 employed healthcare practitioners and technical workers earning an average salary of $26,220. Recreation and fitness studies teachers in this area earn $58,270/yr and there are 70 employed.
Paris lies in Lamar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area has 281,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $15.64/hr average worker wage, and a $32,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.234 out of every 1000 jobs in Paris are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers, and 0.394/1000 are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers.
Of the 10 recreation schools with a 100-mile radius of Paris, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, LeTourneau University comes out as the most expensive ($20,605/yr) for recreation students, with Eastern Oklahoma State College as the lowest, reported at only $4,872/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Paris|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||98.8 miles|