With an overall population of 3,612 and a student population of 5,071, approximately 5,048 of Prestonsburg students attend one of Prestonsburg's schools that offer engineering programs.
Big Sandy Community and Technical College is the largest engineering school in Prestonsburg, based on student population. In 2010, Big Sandy Community and Technical College graduated approximately 33 students from its engineering program.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with an engineering certificate in Prestonsburg. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,000 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for engineering related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as an engineer in Prestonsburg, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,400 engineers working in Kentucky and 180 working in the greater Prestonsburg area in 2010. Prestonsburg's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an engineer in Prestonsburg is $45,410 per year, which is lower than the average for engineers state-wide.