Surprise, AZ (population: 104,876) has two appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Yavapai College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 8,276. It is the 4843rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 71st highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Appliance Repair students from Surprise schools who go on to become appliance technicians, appliance repairers, machine repairmen, refrigeration mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 34,670 people working as home appliance repairers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $35,590. Also, Firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers make on average $60,630 per year and there are about 427,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 5,560 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $62,200. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $39,350/yr and there are 800 employed.
Surprise lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Surprise are held by home appliance repairers, and 3/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 2 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Surprise, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chandler/Gilbert Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,352/yr) for appliance repair students, with Yavapai College as the lowest, reported at only $4,664/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Surprise|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||66.3 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.0 miles|