Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Centralia College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 3,574. It is the 4249th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Appliance Repair students from Portland 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 2,810 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $64,500. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $37,130/yr and there are 610 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.611 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by home appliance repairers, and 2.831/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 2 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Portland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centralia College comes out as the most expensive ($6,416/yr) for appliance repair students, with Mt Hood Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,174/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|