Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has fourteen automotive and mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant, the highest ranked school in this group 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 Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,110 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $38,600. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $36,200/yr and there are 4,290 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.014 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.294/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Eastfield College as the lowest, reported at only $6,363/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|