Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has two 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 1,890 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $56,540. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $37,580/yr and there are 210 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.422 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by home appliance repairers, and 3.794/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 2 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Raleigh, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Guilford Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($9,361/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 Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|