Reading, PA (population: 80,046) 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 Reading 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 Reading area alone, there are 490 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $65,030. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $38,430/yr and there are 40 employed.
Reading lies in Berks county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Reading area has 163,230 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $19.00/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.231 out of every 1000 jobs in Reading are held by home appliance repairers, and 3.026/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 5 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Reading, 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 Reading|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||31.1 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||35.5 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||35.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||36.8 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||45.1 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||50.7 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||51.2 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||57.8 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||60.2 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||61.7 miles|