Kent, WA (population: 84,987) has nine appliance repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bellingham Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an appliance repair program, has a total student population of 2,864. It is the 3340th highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Appliance Repair students from Kent 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 3,540 employed firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers earning an average salary of $70,670. Home appliance repairers in this area earn $42,510/yr and there are 560 employed.
Kent lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.402 out of every 1000 jobs in Kent are held by home appliance repairers, and 2.520/1000 are held by firstline supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Of the 9 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Kent, 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 Kent|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||7.3 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||17.3 miles|