Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has six 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 Olympia 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.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary.
Of the 6 appliance repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Olympia, 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 Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|