Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has twelve appliance repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. American Pacific College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 74. It is the 718th highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Appliance Repair students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 2,220 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $61,870. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $48,810/yr and there are 140 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.167 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by home appliance repairers, and 2.586/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 12 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Las Vegas, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American Pacific College comes out as the most expensive ($24,876/yr) for appliance repair students, with Pima Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,259/yr.