Worcester, MA (population: 174,854) has nine six sigma schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tufts University, the highest ranked school in this group with a six sigma program, has a total student population of 10,252. It is the 24th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Six Sigma students from Worcester schools who go on to become six sigma professionals, data communications analysts, database technicians, database managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,036,450 people working as business operations specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,960. Also, Training and development specialists make on average $55,310 per year and there are about 205,020 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Worcester-CT area alone, there are 340 employed training and development specialists earning an average salary of $61,850. Business operations specialists in this area earn $58,070/yr and there are 1,580 employed.
Worcester lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Worcester-CT area has 239,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.49/hr average worker wage, and a $46,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.585 out of every 1000 jobs in Worcester are held by business operations specialists, and 1.414/1000 are held by training and development specialists.
Of the 9 six sigma schools with a 100-mile radius of Worcester, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for six sigma students, with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest, reported at only $3,892/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Worcester|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||32.9 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||39.9 miles|