Pensacola, FL (population: 52,942) has two automotive schools within its city limits. Pensacola Junior College, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive program, has a total student population of 11,598. It is the 4558th highest ranked school in the USA and the 259th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Automotive students from Pensacola 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 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area alone, there are 70 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $32,960. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $32,700/yr and there are 850 employed.
Pensacola lies in Escambia county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent area has 152,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 6 out of every 1000 jobs in Pensacola are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 2 automotive schools in Pensacola, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Stone Career Center comes out as the most expensive ($8,672/yr) for automotive students, with Pensacola Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $6,199/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pensacola|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||25.0 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||34.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||46.3 miles|