Kenner, LA (population: 65,108) has sixteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pearl River Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 5,519. It is the 1741st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Automotive students from Kenner 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 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area alone, there are ** employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $34,680. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $35,600/yr and there are 2,370 employed.
Kenner lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area has 509,460 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.85/hr average worker wage, and a $39,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.661 out of every 1000 jobs in Kenner are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and **/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 16 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Kenner, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana Technical College-Folkes Campus comes out as the most expensive ($9,217/yr) for automotive students, with Louisiana Technical College-Florida Parishes as the lowest, reported at only $1,387/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kenner|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||19.9 miles|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||60.8 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||61.5 miles|