Wilmington, NC (population: 102,120) has thirty-two appliance repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 256. It is the 978th highest ranked school in the USA and the 84th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Appliance Repair students from Wilmington 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 Wilmington area alone, there are 590 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $59,630. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $32,720/yr and there are ** employed.
Wilmington lies in New Hanover county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Wilmington area has 139,780 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $17.58/hr average worker wage, and a $36,570 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Wilmington are held by home appliance repairers, and 4.189/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 32 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Wilmington, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Rio Grande comes out as the most expensive ($21,986/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 Wilmington|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||66.6 miles|
|Morehead City||NC||-||1||9.34196||42||76.3 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||79.3 miles|