Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two wedding planning schools within its city limits. University of Nebraska at Omaha, the highest ranked school in the city with a wedding planning program, has a total student population of 14,620. It is the 2162nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Wedding Planning students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 440 employed travel agents earning an average salary of $28,740. Meeting and convention planners in this area earn $43,840/yr and there are 80 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.175 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by meeting and convention planners, and 0.966/1000 are held by travel agents.
Of the 2 wedding planning schools in Omaha, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nebraska at Omaha comes out as the most expensive ($10,046/yr) for wedding planning students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|