Idabel, OK has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel has a total student population of 142. It is the 1569th highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Idabel 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.
Idabel lies in McCurtain 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 Idabel 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-Idabel ends up costing a student $9,284/yr.