Scottsdale, AZ (population: 241,464) has ten automotive technology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Valley Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive technology program, has a total student population of 270. It is the 1263rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Automotive Technology students from Scottsdale schools who go on to become automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, automotive specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. 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.
Scottsdale lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary.
Of the 10 automotive technology schools with a 100-mile radius of Scottsdale, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc comes out as the most expensive ($61,320/yr) for automotive technology students, with Yavapai College as the lowest, reported at only $4,664/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Scottsdale|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||55.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||68.7 miles|