Des Plaines has a general population of 58,720 and an overall student population of 12,087. Approximately 12,087 of Des Plaines's students are enrolled in schools that offer photography programs.
The largest photography school in Des Plaines, by student population, is Oakton Community College. In 2010, approximately 1 students graduated from the Photography program at Oakton Community College.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a photography certificate from one of Des Plaines's photography schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,510 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for photography related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a photographer in Des Plaines, your job prospects are average. There were 5,360 photographers working in Illinois and 1,990 working in the greater Des Plaines area in 2010. The number of photographers in Des Plaines is expected to increase by 8% 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 Des Plaines is $36,910 per year, which is higher than the average for photographers state-wide.