Paducah has a total population of 26,307 and a student population of 7,753. Of these students, 7,464 are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Of the 1 culinary schools in Paducah, the largest culinary school, by student population, is West Kentucky Community and Technical College. In 2010, West Kentucky Community and Technical College graduated approximately 21 students from its culinary program.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a culinary certificate in Paducah. If you decide to attend a culinary school in Paducah, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,000.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for culinary related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a chef in Paducah, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 chefs in Kentucky were working in the greater Paducah area. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 8% in Paducah. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Paducah is $17,930 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for chefs.