Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has three appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. North Central Missouri College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 1,802. It is the 3561st highest ranked school in the USA and the 109th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Appliance Repair students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 3,020 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $59,190. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $34,120/yr and there are 390 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.393 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by home appliance repairers, and 3.055/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 3 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kansas City Kansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,820/yr) for appliance repair students, with North Central Missouri College as the lowest, reported at only $7,491/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|