Paterson, NJ (population: 145,162) has forty-nine automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 24,230. It is the 4th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New York.
Automotive and Mechanics students from Paterson 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 New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 3,150 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $36,850. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $39,100/yr and there are 15,510 employed.
Paterson lies in Passaic county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.063 out of every 1000 jobs in Paterson are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.622/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 49 automotive and mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Paterson, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc comes out as the most expensive ($61,968/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Camden County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Paterson|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||2.3 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||9.8 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||10.7 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.3 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||13.5 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||14.8 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||15.9 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||17.3 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||17.9 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||19.9 miles|