Fife, WA has eight appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Renton Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 4,346. It is the 3607th highest ranked school in the USA and the 62nd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Appliance Repair students from Fife 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 Tacoma Metropolitan area alone, there are 910 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $64,930. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $37,290/yr and there are 70 employed.
Fife lies in Pierce county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Tacoma Metropolitan area has 265,490 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $21.39/hr average worker wage, and a $44,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.266 out of every 1000 jobs in Fife are held by home appliance repairers, and 3.430/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 8 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Fife, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bates Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($12,542/yr) for appliance repair students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fife|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||5.0 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||8.0 miles|