North Platte, NE has seventeen appliance repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Western Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 586. It is the 1332nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Appliance Repair students from North Platte 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.
North Platte lies in Lincoln county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area has 79,340 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $14.77/hr average worker wage, and a $30,720 average annual salary.
Of the 17 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of North Platte, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dunwoody College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($23,022/yr) for appliance repair students, with Moore Norman Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $3,192/yr.
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