Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. Fresno City College has a total student population of 25,511. It is the 5072nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 486th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Fresno schools who go on to become automotive mechanics, automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Automotive body and related repairers make on average $41,020 per year and there are about 133,290 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fresno area alone, there are 210 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $41,270. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,430/yr and there are 1,510 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno City College ends up costing a student $6,031/yr.
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