North East, MD has twenty-nine automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pennco Tech, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 660. It is the 908th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Automotive students from North East 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 Wilmington-MD-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 40 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $28,530. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $41,280/yr and there are 1,540 employed.
North East lies in Cecil county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Wilmington-MD-NJ Metropolitan area has 328,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,230 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in North East are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 29 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of North East, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc comes out as the most expensive ($61,968/yr) for automotive students, with Camden County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from North East|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||14.4 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||20.4 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||42.7 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||46.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||52.7 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||54.2 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||55.0 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||57.8 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||60.4 miles|