North Port, FL (population: 58,777) has forty-six vocational schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of South Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a vocational 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).
Vocational students from North Port schools who go on to become vocational educators, event planners, landscape architects, landscape designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 114,420 people working as vocational education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,030. Also, Middle school teachers make on average $53,550 per year and there are about 665,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area alone, there are 1,060 employed middle school teachers earning an average salary of $*. Vocational education teachers in this area earn $47,990/yr and there are 180 employed.
North Port lies in Sarasota county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area has 247,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,750 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in North Port are held by vocational education teachers, and 4/1000 are held by middle school teachers.
Of the 46 vocational schools with a 100-mile radius of North Port, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, National Aviation Academy A & P School comes out as the most expensive ($31,710/yr) for vocational 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 Port|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||6.4 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||29.9 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||30.7 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||35.8 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||56.4 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||64.5 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||88.7 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||89.1 miles|