Knoxville, TN (population: 187,071) has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville has a total student population of 1,055. It is the 2221st highest ranked school in the USA and the 52nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Knoxville 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 Knoxville area alone, there are 500 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $35,270. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $30,160/yr and there are 2,100 employed.
Knoxville lies in Knox county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Knoxville area has 324,080 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,820 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.468 out of every 1000 jobs in Knoxville are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.551/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville ends up costing a student $3,768/yr.
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