High Point, NC (population: 105,064) 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 High Point 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 Greensboro-High Point area alone, there are 1,670 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $58,200. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $32,370/yr and there are 100 employed.
High Point lies in Guilford county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Greensboro-High Point area has 349,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.78/hr average worker wage, and a $39,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.280 out of every 1000 jobs in High Point are held by home appliance repairers, and 4.786/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 3 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of High Point, 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 High Point|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||16.0 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||53.9 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||92.4 miles|