Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has five appliance repair schools within a 100-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 Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 1,930 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $54,440. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $30,330/yr and there are 160 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.291 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by home appliance repairers, and 3.411/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 5 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($13,800/yr) for appliance repair students, with Moore Norman Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $3,192/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|