Tulsa, OK (population: 387,683) has three appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Wes Watkins Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 214. It is the 3253rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Appliance Repair students from Tulsa 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 Tulsa area alone, there are 1,590 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $58,300. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $31,610/yr and there are 80 employed.
Tulsa lies in Osage county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Tulsa area has 423,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $18.09/hr average worker wage, and a $37,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.186 out of every 1000 jobs in Tulsa are held by home appliance repairers, and 3.766/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 3 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Tulsa, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($12,952/yr) for appliance repair students, with Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee as the lowest, reported at only $6,257/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tulsa|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||76.2 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||77.1 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||89.5 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||93.6 miles|