Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has four six sigma schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the highest ranked school in this group with a six sigma program, has a total student population of 24,100. It is the 840th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Six Sigma students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 1,110 employed training and development specialists earning an average salary of $49,850. Business operations specialists in this area earn $61,660/yr and there are 2,990 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.615 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by business operations specialists, and 2.461/1000 are held by training and development specialists.
Of the 4 six sigma schools with a 100-mile radius of Omaha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska-Lincoln comes out as the most expensive ($12,519/yr) for six sigma students, with Southeast Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $5,555/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|