Bethlehem, PA (population: 72,174) has five appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ocean County Vocational-Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 434. It is the 1071st highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Appliance Repair students from Bethlehem 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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area alone, there are 970 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $60,860. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $34,820/yr and there are ** employed.
Bethlehem lies in Lehigh county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton-NJ area has 330,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $19.60/hr average worker wage, and a $40,780 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Bethlehem are held by home appliance repairers, and 2.937/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 5 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Bethlehem, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pennsylvania College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($15,543/yr) for appliance repair students, with Luzerne County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,635/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bethlehem|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||7.1 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||27.4 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||29.4 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||36.2 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||40.8 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||45.7 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||49.3 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||50.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||51.8 miles|