Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has four automotive and mechanics schools within its city limits. School of Automotive Machinists, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive and mechanics program, has a total student population of 96. It is the 707th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 2,380 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $39,490. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $41,370/yr and there are 10,140 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.955 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.930/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
Of the 4 automotive and mechanics schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc comes out as the most expensive ($59,736/yr) for automotive and mechanics students, with Houston Community College System as the lowest, reported at only $7,796/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|