Peru, NE has ten automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kaw Area Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 676. It is the 781st highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Peru 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 Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 100 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $32,300. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $31,770/yr and there are 240 employed.
Peru lies in Nemaha county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area has 47,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.44/hr average worker wage, and a $32,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.054 out of every 1000 jobs in Peru are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 2.047/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 10 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Peru, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hillyard Technical Center comes out as the most expensive ($15,617/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Southeast Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $5,555/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Peru|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||53.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||69.1 miles|