If you are interested in pursuing photography, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 photography schools in Boston, Massachusetts. With an overall population of 589,141 and a student population of 123,971, approximately 2,541 of Boston students attend one of Boston's schools that offer photography programs.
Boston's largest photography school is New England School of Photography. In 2010, New England School of Photography graduated approximately 52 students from its photography program.
In 2010, 93 students graduated with a photography certificate in Boston. If you decide to attend one of Boston's photography schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,100 per year in instate tuition and $39,100 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $4,800 for photography related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Boston-based photography schools, you will have an added expense of $11,288 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,625.
If you plan on staying in Boston after graduating from photography school, you should know that job prospects for photographers in Boston, which is the most popular photography profession, are average. In 2010, there were 3,880 photographers in Massachusetts. Of these photographers, 750 were working in the greater Boston area. The number of photographers in Boston is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for photographers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a photographer in Boston is $42,060 per year, which is higher than the average for photographers state-wide.
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