Joplin, MO (population: 51,126) has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. Franklin Technology-MSSU has a total student population of 226. It is the 1615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 49th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Joplin 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 Joplin area alone, there are 70 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $32,980. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $28,940/yr and there are 550 employed.
Joplin lies in Jasper county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Joplin area has 76,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.84/hr average worker wage, and a $32,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.190 out of every 1000 jobs in Joplin are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.934/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Franklin Technology-MSSU ends up costing a student $15,752/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Joplin|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||53.8 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||61.7 miles|