With an overall population of 45,793 and a student population of 2,836, approximately 2,601 of Pittsfield students attend one of Pittsfield's schools that offer culinary programs.
Pittsfield's largest culinary school is Berkshire Community College. In 2010, Berkshire Community College graduated approximately 8 students from its culinary program.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a culinary certificate in Pittsfield. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,744 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $810 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Pittsfield.
If you plan on staying in Pittsfield after graduating from culinary school, you should know that job prospects for chefs in Pittsfield, which is the most popular culinary profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 23,950 chefs in Massachusetts, 260 were working in the greater Pittsfield area. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 4% in Pittsfield. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
As a chef in Pittsfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $24,610 per year. This is higher than the average salary for chefs in the state.