Poplar Bluff, MO has two automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 70. It is the 766th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Poplar Bluff 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 Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 240 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $40,440. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $29,530/yr and there are 1,070 employed.
Poplar Bluff lies in Butler county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 197,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $14.87/hr average worker wage, and a $30,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.437 out of every 1000 jobs in Poplar Bluff are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.228/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 2 automotive and mechanics schools in Poplar Bluff, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program comes out as the most expensive ($15,648/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Three Rivers Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,190/yr.