Dobson, NC has three appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Forsyth Technical Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 9,144. It is the 5389th highest ranked school in the USA and the 119th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Appliance Repair students from Dobson 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.
Dobson lies in Surry county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary.
Of the 3 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Dobson, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Central Piedmont Community College comes out as the most expensive ($9,798/yr) for appliance repair students, with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dobson|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||33.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||49.5 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||66.1 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||99.3 miles|