There are schools offering pastry programs in Arizona!
Schools Offering Pastry Programs in Arizona
The top-ranked school in Arizona with a pastry program is The Art Institute of Tucson, which is located in Tucson. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. In 2010, The Art Institute of Tucson graduated 1 students from its pastry program. Tuition at The Art Institute of Tucson was $17,316 per year.
The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a pastry program is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, which was ranked 74th in the country in 2010, is located in Scottsdale. In 2010, 49 students graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts pastry program. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts charged in-state students $38,000 in tuition fees per year.
The third-ranked school in Arizona that has a pastry program is The Art Institute of Phoenix. The Art Institute of Phoenix, which was ranked 76th in the country in 2010, is located in Phoenix. In 2010, 9 students graduated from The Art Institute of Phoenix pastry program. The Art Institute of Phoenix charged in-state students $17,586 in tuition fees per year.
If you choose to attend a Arizona pastry school, average tuition will be $12,988 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,560 per year to $38,000 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona pastry schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - located in Scottsdale, students are charged $38,000 per year
- The Art Institute of Phoenix - located in Phoenix, students are charged $17,586 per year
- The Art Institute of Tucson - located in Tucson, students are charged $17,316 per year
The pastry schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arizona were:
- Cochise College - located in Douglas, students are charged $1,560 per year
- Phoenix College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year
- Estrella Mountain Community College - located in Avondale, students are charged $1,734 per year
A pastry certificate from an Arizona school... what next?
The highest percentage of pastry graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a pastry chef. If you decide to work as a pastry chef in Arizona, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,990 Arizona pastry chefs as of 2010. The largest populations of Arizona pastry chefs are working in the following counties:
- Maricopa County - 2,330 pastry chefs
- Pima County - 290 pastry chefs
- Yuma County - 90 pastry chefs
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of pastry chefs is expected to grow by 1% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,630 pastry chefs working in the Arizona then.
A pastry chef in Arizona earns $25,720 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Arizona pastry chefs earned as little as less than $16,490 per year or as much as more than $43,050 per year. The counties in Arizona with the highest average salary for a pastry chef are:
- Yavapai County - $27,560 per year
- Pima County - $27,070 per year
- Maricopa County - $25,730 per year
The Arizona counties with the lowest average salary for pastry chefs are:
- Yuma County - $22,100 per year
- Apache County - $24,320 per year
- Mohave County - $24,390 per year
For more data regarding a career in pastry in Arizona and to compare salaries with various related fields such as hospitality or culinary, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Pastry in Arizona
- Certificate in Pastry in Arizona
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Chefs and Head Cooks||2,680||$42,860||22.9%|
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