Chester has a general population of 17,890 and an overall student population of 9,692. Approximately 9,692 of Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer information technology programs.
Of the 1 information technology schools in Chester, the largest information technology school, by student population, is John Tyler Community College. In 2010, approximately 14 students graduated from the Information Technology program at John Tyler Community College.
A reported 14 students graduated with credentials in information technology in Chester in 2010. In 2009 tuition at information technology schools in Chester was $2,831 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for information technology related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in information technology, if you decide to work as an information technology professional in Chester, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 12,730 information technology professionals in Virginia. Of these information technology professionals, 1,410 were working in the greater Chester area. The number of information technology professionals in Chester is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for information technology professionals.
As an information technology professional in Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $120,690 per year. This is higher than the average salary for information technology professionals in the state.