Lake Charles, LA (population: 71,903) has one automotive school within its city limits. Sowela Technical Community College has a total student population of 2,133. It is the 4682nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Automotive students from Lake Charles 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.
Lake Charles lies in Calcasieu county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lake Charles area has 89,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $17.28/hr average worker wage, and a $35,940 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sowela Technical Community College ends up costing a student $8,177/yr.