Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two retail management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bates Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail management program, has a total student population of 5,458. It is the 4749th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Retail Management students from Seattle schools who go on to become retail managers, retail specialists, retail sales managers, retail professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,163,040 people working as firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $39,130. Also, General and operations managers make on average $110,550 per year and there are about 1,689,680 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 11,940 employed general and operations managers earning an average salary of $142,930. Firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers in this area earn $43,570/yr and there are 9,040 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 6.432 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by firstline supervisors/managers of retail sales workers, and 8.501/1000 are held by general and operations managers.
Of the 2 retail management schools with a 100-mile radius of Seattle, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bates Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($12,542/yr) for retail management students, with Tacoma Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,210/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|