Wildwood, MO has seventeen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hannibal Career and Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 37. It is the 572nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Automotive students from Wildwood 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 St. Louis-IL area alone, there are 110 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $27,920. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $37,390/yr and there are 6,950 employed.
Wildwood lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the St. Louis-IL area has 1,301,320 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.63/hr average worker wage, and a $42,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.338 out of every 1000 jobs in Wildwood are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.087/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 17 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Wildwood, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pike-Lincoln Technical Center comes out as the most expensive ($28,061/yr) for automotive students, with Southwestern Illinois College as the lowest, reported at only $4,238/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wildwood|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||13.9 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||15.5 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||16.3 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||23.2 miles|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||82.6 miles|