North Fort Myers, FL (population: 51,280) has twenty-eight tax schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a tax program, has a total student population of 40,022. It is the 138th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Tax students from North Fort Myers schools who go on to become tax preparers, accountants, tax accountants, tax specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 61,130 people working as tax preparers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,060. Also, Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents make on average $53,800 per year and there are about 69,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area alone, there are 130 employed tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents earning an average salary of $51,370. Tax preparers in this area earn $26,500/yr and there are ** employed.
North Fort Myers lies in Lee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has 201,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,330 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in North Fort Myers are held by tax preparers, and 1/1000 are held by tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents.
Of the 28 tax schools with a 100-mile radius of North Fort Myers, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-West Florida Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,576/yr) for tax students, with Sarasota County Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $2,150/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Fort Myers|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||6.1 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||8.3 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||23.7 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||26.3 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||29.9 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||86.0 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||94.2 miles|