Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has three automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. Metro Technology Centers, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 1,172. It is the 1836th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 900 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $40,290. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $32,310/yr and there are 3,230 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.715 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.585/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 3 automotive and mechanics schools in Oklahoma City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metro Technology Centers comes out as the most expensive ($16,578/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Oklahoma City Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,452/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|