Scottsdale, AZ (population: 241,464) has ten automotive 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 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 students from Scottsdale schools who go on to become automotive technicians, automotive engineers, mechanics, automotive specialists, 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, Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles make on average $29,880 per year and there are about 17,090 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 190 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $32,980. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,400/yr and there are 8,260 employed.
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. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Scottsdale are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 10 automotive 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 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|