Waycross, GA has five wedding planning schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Altamaha Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a wedding planning program, has a total student population of 1,551. It is the 3477th highest ranked school in the USA and the 72nd highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Wedding Planning students from Waycross schools who go on to become wedding planners, event planners, wedding consultants, bridal consultants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, Travel agents make on average $32,450 per year and there are about 76,990 of them employed in the US today.
Waycross lies in Ware county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the South Georgia nonmetropolitan area has 188,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $15.30/hr average worker wage, and a $31,820 average annual salary.
Of the 5 wedding planning schools with a 100-mile radius of Waycross, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Moultrie Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($7,884/yr) for wedding planning students, with College of Coastal Georgia as the lowest, reported at only $5,605/yr.