Waltham, MA (population: 60,722) has fourteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Motoring Technical Training Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 185. It is the 2078th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Rhode Island (#1 is Brown University).
Automotive students from Waltham 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 190 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $27,270. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $46,170/yr and there are 5,760 employed.
Waltham lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.414 out of every 1000 jobs in Waltham are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.113/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 14 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Waltham, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Massachusetts Inc comes out as the most expensive ($62,184/yr) for automotive students, with Middlesex Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,314/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waltham|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||5.3 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||22.0 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||29.4 miles|