Orlando, FL (population: 235,745) has two automotive schools within its city limits. Mid Florida Tech, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive program, has a total student population of 2,042. It is the 4424th highest ranked school in the USA and the 247th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Automotive students from Orlando 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 Orlando-Kissimmee area alone, there are ** employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $27,330. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,010/yr and there are 4,680 employed.
Orlando lies in Orange county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee area has 989,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,430 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Orlando are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and **/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 2 automotive schools in Orlando, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute-Automotive Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics comes out as the most expensive ($50,092/yr) for automotive students, with Mid Florida Tech as the lowest, reported at only $26,229/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orlando|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||7.2 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||18.2 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||51.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||51.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||55.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||74.6 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||84.0 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.9 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||92.9 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||96.5 miles|