Wesson, MS has thirty-five wedding planning schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Southern Methodist University, the highest ranked school in this group with a wedding planning program, has a total student population of 10,891. It is the 976th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Wedding Planning students from Wesson 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. In fact, in the Jackson area alone, there are 50 employed travel agents earning an average salary of $24,060. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $46,160/yr and there are 60 employed.
Wesson lies in Copiah county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Jackson area has 245,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.60/hr average worker wage, and a $36,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.228 out of every 1000 jobs in Wesson are held by meeting and convention planners, and 0.218/1000 are held by travel agents.
Of the 35 wedding planning schools with a 500-mile radius of Wesson, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($36,482/yr) for wedding planning students, with Bainbridge College as the lowest, reported at only $2,087/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wesson|
|Alcorn State||MS||-||1||24.4923||50||45.3 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||96.8 miles|