Reading has a general population of 81,207 and an overall student population of 15,124. Approximately 5,425 of Reading's students are enrolled in schools that offer culinary programs.
Of the 1 culinary schools in Reading, the largest culinary school, by student population, is Reading Area Community College. In 2010, Reading Area Community College graduated approximately 5 students from its culinary program.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in culinary from culinary schools in Reading in 2010. In 2009 tuition at culinary schools in Reading was $3,690 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a culinary program in Reading.
After graduating with your credentials in culinary, if you decide to work as a chef in Reading, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 25 chefs in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Reading area. By the year 2018, the number of chefs is expected to increase by 9% in Reading. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for chefs.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chef in Reading is $23,000 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for chefs.