Wellington, FL (population: 56,239) has fifteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. ATI Career Training Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 468. It is the 790th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Automotive students from Wellington 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 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $37,230. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $39,890/yr and there are 2,540 employed.
Wellington lies in Palm Beach county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan area has 510,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Wellington are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and **/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 15 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Wellington, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ATI Career Training Center comes out as the most expensive ($31,020/yr) for automotive students, with Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center as the lowest, reported at only $774/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wellington|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||9.7 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||12.3 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||13.8 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||17.6 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||21.9 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||25.5 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||26.6 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||30.0 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||36.6 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||43.3 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||45.3 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||49.8 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||50.6 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||52.1 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||52.8 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||59.2 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||66.4 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||97.9 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||98.9 miles|