Roanoke, VA (population: 93,951) has two appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Forsyth Technical Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 9,144. It is the 5389th highest ranked school in the USA and the 119th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Appliance Repair students from Roanoke 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 Roanoke area alone, there are 570 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $54,020. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $30,570/yr and there are ** employed.
Roanoke lies in Roanoke county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Roanoke area has 153,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,840 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Roanoke are held by home appliance repairers, and 3.724/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 2 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Roanoke, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Guilford Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($9,361/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 Roanoke|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||83.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||89.9 miles|