North Fort Myers, FL (population: 51,280) has fourteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Traviss Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 471. It is the 1197th highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Automotive students from North Fort Myers 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.
North Fort Myers lies in Lee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has 201,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,330 average annual salary.
Of the 14 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of North Fort Myers, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pinellas Technical Education Center comes out as the most expensive ($24,220/yr) for automotive students, with Sarasota County Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $2,150/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North Fort Myers|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||6.1 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||8.3 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||23.7 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||26.3 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||29.9 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||86.0 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||94.2 miles|