Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has one vocational school within its city limits. South Puget Sound Community College has a total student population of 5,651. It is the 5098th highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Vocational students from Olympia 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 Olympia area alone, there are 500 employed middle school teachers earning an average salary of $53,440. Vocational education teachers in this area earn $44,650/yr and there are 130 employed.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.361 out of every 1000 jobs in Olympia are held by vocational education teachers, and 5.234/1000 are held by middle school teachers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Puget Sound Community College ends up costing a student $7,992/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|