Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has fifty-three appliance repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 3,530. It is the 501st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Appliance Repair students from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 3,140 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $59,420. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $41,200/yr and there are 280 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.322 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by home appliance repairers, and 3.610/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 53 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Indianapolis, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nashville Auto Diesel College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($35,112/yr) for appliance repair students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|