Durant, OK has two automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 72. It is the 1403rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Durant 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 Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 150 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $34,140. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $29,120/yr and there are 960 employed.
Durant lies in Bryan county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 164,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.13/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.854 out of every 1000 jobs in Durant are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.897/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Southeastern Oklahoma State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,106/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Durant|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||78.5 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||92.5 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||97.7 miles|