Springfield, MO (population: 158,605) has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. Ozarks Technical Community College has a total student population of 12,884. It is the 5399th highest ranked school in the USA and the 156th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Springfield 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 Springfield area alone, there are 200 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $48,950. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $33,590/yr and there are 1,490 employed.
Springfield lies in Greene county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Springfield area has 187,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $16.58/hr average worker wage, and a $34,490 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.943 out of every 1000 jobs in Springfield are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.091/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ozarks Technical Community College ends up costing a student $7,648/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Springfield|
|Mountain Home||AR||-||2||22.9326||37||78.0 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.5 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||98.5 miles|