Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has thirteen vocational schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Colleges, the highest ranked school in the city with a vocational program, has a total student population of 821. It is the 1757th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Vocational students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 4,540 employed middle school teachers earning an average salary of $43,220. Vocational education teachers in this area earn $41,660/yr and there are 710 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.723 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by vocational education teachers, and 4.596/1000 are held by middle school teachers.
Of the 13 vocational schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($45,956/yr) for vocational students, with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods as the lowest, reported at only $2,865/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|