Chattanooga, TN (population: 173,001) has four appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lanier Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 4,115. It is the 4685th highest ranked school in the USA and the 117th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Appliance Repair students from Chattanooga 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.
Chattanooga lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Chattanooga-GA area has 222,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.78/hr average worker wage, and a $36,990 average annual salary.
Of the 4 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Chattanooga, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Central Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($10,009/yr) for appliance repair students, with Coosa Valley Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,268/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chattanooga|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||17.0 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||55.2 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||99.1 miles|