Hickory has a total population of 37,222 and a student population of 7,202. Of these students, 5,528 are enrolled in schools that offer business management programs.
The largest business management school in Hickory, by student population, is Catawba Valley Community College. In 2010, Catawba Valley Community College graduated approximately 8 students from its business management program.
A total of 12 students graduated with credentials in business management from business management schools in Hickory in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,730 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,150 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a business management program in Hickory.
Many business management graduates choose to work as general managers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hickory, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 20,930 general managers in North Carolina. Of these general managers, 370 were working in the greater Hickory area. The number of general managers in Hickory is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for general managers.
As a general manager in Hickory, you can expect to make an average salary of $84,510 per year. This is lower than the average salary for general managers in the state.