Long Beach has a general population of 461,522 and an overall student population of 66,287. Approximately 27,894 of Long Beach's students are enrolled in schools that offer photography programs.
Long Beach's largest photography school is Long Beach City College. In 2010, Long Beach City College graduated approximately 7 students from its photography program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a photography certificate from one of Long Beach's photography schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $800 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for photography related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Long Beach after graduating from photography school, you should know that job prospects for photographers in Long Beach, which is the most popular photography profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 5,000 photographers in California, 2,090 were working in the greater Long Beach area. The number of photographers in Long Beach is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for photographers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a photographer in Long Beach is $37,630 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for photographers.