Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has one automotive school within its city limits. Fresno City College has a total student population of 25,511. It is the 5072nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 486th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Automotive students from Fresno 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 Fresno area alone, there are ** employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $25,070. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,430/yr and there are 1,510 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and **/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fresno City College ends up costing a student $6,031/yr.
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