Ely, MN has two automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 1,596. It is the 4502nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 78th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Automotive students from Ely 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.
Ely lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Duluth-WI area has 123,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $18.45/hr average worker wage, and a $38,380 average annual salary.
Of the 2 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Ely, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lake Superior College comes out as the most expensive ($11,390/yr) for automotive students, with Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,884/yr.