Buffalo, NY (population: 267,037) has eight vocational schools within its city limits. University at Buffalo, the highest ranked school in the city with a vocational program, has a total student population of 28,881. It is the 841st highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Vocational students from Buffalo 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 Buffalo-Niagara Falls area alone, there are 3,000 employed middle school teachers earning an average salary of $56,730. Vocational education teachers in this area earn $66,110/yr and there are 320 employed.
Buffalo lies in Erie 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 0.591 out of every 1000 jobs in Buffalo are held by vocational education teachers, and 5.606/1000 are held by middle school teachers.
Of the 8 vocational schools in Buffalo, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Canisius College comes out as the most expensive ($18,240/yr) for vocational students, with Erie Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,003/yr.