With an overall population of 37,222 and a student population of 7,202, approximately 5,528 of Hickory students attend one of Hickory's schools that offer photography programs.
Hickory's largest photography school is Catawba Valley Community College. In 2010, approximately 14 students graduated from the Photography program at Catawba Valley Community College.
A total of 14 students graduated with credentials in photography from photography schools in Hickory in 2010. In 2009 tuition at photography schools in Hickory was $1,730 per year, on average.
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 photography program in Hickory.
Many photography graduates choose to work as photographers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hickory, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,070 photographers in North Carolina, 60 were working in the greater Hickory area. The number of photographers in Hickory is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for photographers.
As a photographer in Hickory, you can expect to make an average salary of $24,710 per year. This is lower than the average salary for photographers in the state.