Missoula, MT (population: 70,460) has fourteen appliance repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Western Wyoming Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 4,079. It is the 2080th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Wyoming (#1 is University of Wyoming).
Appliance Repair students from Missoula 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.
Missoula lies in Missoula county, which is one of the 36 counties in Montana. Overall, the Missoula area has 55,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.12/hr average worker wage, and a $35,610 average annual salary.
Of the 14 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Missoula, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Walla Walla University comes out as the most expensive ($20,493/yr) for appliance repair students, with Western Wyoming Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,743/yr.