Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has two appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bay State School of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 333. It is the 1453rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Appliance Repair students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 3,880 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $69,390. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $33,940/yr and there are 200 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.120 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by home appliance repairers, and 2.300/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 2 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Boston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bay State School of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($36,450/yr) for appliance repair students, with Landing School of Boat Building and Design as the lowest, reported at only $28,098/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|