Orange Park, FL has ten automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. First Coast Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 542. It is the 1583rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Automotive students from Orange Park 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 70 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $30,670. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,160/yr and there are 3,240 employed.
Orange Park lies in Clay county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 6 out of every 1000 jobs in Orange Park 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 Orange Park, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, First Coast Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($13,482/yr) for automotive students, with Okefenokee Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $3,966/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orange Park|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||30.1 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||50.9 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||78.2 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||81.0 miles|