Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has one automotive school within its city limits. Wichita Area Technical College has a total student population of 2,116. It is the 3133rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Automotive students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are ** employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $26,200. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,790/yr and there are 1,030 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.485 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and **/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita Area Technical College ends up costing a student $22,197/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|