Chesapeake, VA (population: 223,315) has one automotive and mechanics school within its city limits. Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Chesapeake has a total student population of 247. It is the 5081st highest ranked school in the USA and the 101st highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Automotive and Mechanics students from Chesapeake 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 590 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average salary of $51,640. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $38,590/yr and there are 4,100 employed.
Chesapeake lies in Chesapeake county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.579 out of every 1000 jobs in Chesapeake are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.803/1000 are held by automotive body and related repairers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Chesapeake ends up costing a student $33,725/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chesapeake|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||15.5 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||29.8 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||82.1 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||97.3 miles|