Pottstown, PA has eleven retail schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with a retail program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania.
Retail students from Pottstown schools who go on to become retail workers, retail managers, retail specialists, retail sales managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 4,209,500 people working as retail salespersons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,630. Also, Sales and related employees make on average $36,020 per year and there are about 13,715,050 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 194,690 employed sales and related employees earning an average salary of $42,960. Retail salespersons in this area earn $26,920/yr and there are 57,540 employed.
Pottstown lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 31.393 out of every 1000 jobs in Pottstown are held by retail salespersons, and 106.220/1000 are held by sales and related employees.
Of the 11 retail schools with a 100-mile radius of Pottstown, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pace University-New York comes out as the most expensive ($25,156/yr) for retail students, with Camden County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pottstown|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||19.8 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||20.1 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||23.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||29.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||33.6 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||40.6 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||41.9 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||45.6 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||47.2 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||54.5 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||57.7 miles|