Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has two automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. Capitol City Trade and Technical School, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 215. It is the 3279th highest ranked school in the USA and the 158th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 780 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $53,460. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $41,250/yr and there are 3,340 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.347 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 1.011/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 2 automotive and mechanics schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Capitol City Trade and Technical School comes out as the most expensive ($28,701/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|