Montpelier, VT has fifteen 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 Montpelier 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 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 240 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $51,560. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $35,120/yr and there are 40 employed.
Montpelier lies in Washington county, which is one of the 8 counties in Vermont. Overall, the Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area has 72,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.51/hr average worker wage, and a $38,510 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.511 out of every 1000 jobs in Montpelier are held by home appliance repairers, and 3.247/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 15 appliance repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Montpelier, only 1 has 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 Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens as the lowest, reported at only $5,105/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Montpelier|
|Essex Junction||VT||-||1||2.61518||0||30.9 miles|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||65.5 miles|