Highland Springs, VA has thirty-six appliance repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 3,530. It is the 501st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Appliance Repair students from Highland Springs 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 Richmond area alone, there are 2,220 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $61,750. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $38,230/yr and there are 570 employed.
Highland Springs lies in Henrico county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Richmond area has 595,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.03/hr average worker wage, and a $43,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.952 out of every 1000 jobs in Highland Springs are held by home appliance repairers, and 3.719/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 36 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Highland Springs, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bay State School of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($36,450/yr) for appliance repair students, with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Highland Springs|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||55.3 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||90.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||92.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||95.3 miles|