Niagara Falls, NY (population: 50,692) has twenty-eight training schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rochester Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a training program, has a total student population of 15,445. It is the 137th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Training students from Niagara Falls schools who go on to become training specialists, corporate trainers, leadership trainers, personal skills trainers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 205,020 people working as training and development specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,310. Also, Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists make on average $59,070 per year and there are about 219,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area alone, there are 1,240 employed human resources, training, and labor relations specialists earning an average salary of $52,300. Training and development specialists in this area earn $54,230/yr and there are 820 employed.
Niagara Falls lies in Niagara county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area has 534,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.69/hr average worker wage, and a $40,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.527 out of every 1000 jobs in Niagara Falls are held by training and development specialists, and 2.317/1000 are held by human resources, training, and labor relations specialists.
Of the 28 training schools with a 100-mile radius of Niagara Falls, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rochester Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($25,524/yr) for training students, with Erie Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,003/yr.
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