Sterling, VA (population: 69,591) has thirty-four 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 Sterling 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.
Of the 34 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Sterling, 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 Sterling|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||16.5 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||16.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||17.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||19.6 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||22.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||29.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||36.9 miles|