Richmond, VA (population: 198,179) 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 Richmond 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 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 200 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $55,900. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $36,930/yr and there are ** employed.
Richmond lies in Richmond county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 47,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.2% unemployment rate, $19.99/hr average worker wage, and a $41,580 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Richmond are held by home appliance repairers, and 4.271/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 36 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Richmond, 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 Richmond|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||7.9 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||61.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||94.9 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||95.9 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||98.5 miles|