Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has six spanish schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a spanish program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Spanish students from Boston schools who go on to become spanish teachers, spanish interpreters, spanish tutors, spanish language and culture specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 27,020 people working as foreign language and literature teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $63,300. Also, Vocational education teachers make on average $52,030 per year and there are about 114,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 750 employed vocational education teachers earning an average salary of $43,780. Foreign language and literature teachers in this area earn $67,630/yr and there are 520 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.305 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by foreign language and literature teachers, and 0.443/1000 are held by vocational education teachers.
Of the 6 spanish schools in Boston, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for spanish students, with University of Massachusetts-Boston as the lowest, reported at only $11,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|