Salem has a total population of 136,924 and a student population of 16,514. Of these students, 12,217 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Salem's largest visual communications school is Chemeketa Community College. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Chemeketa Community College.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in visual communications from visual communications schools in Salem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,510 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for visual communications related books and supplies each year.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Salem, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,700 visual communications professionals in Oregon. Of these visual communications professionals, 90 were working in the greater Salem area. By the year 2018, the number of visual communications professionals is expected to increase by 7% in Salem. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a visual communications professional in Salem is $38,600 per year, which is higher than the average for visual communications professionals state-wide.