Rio Grande, OH has nineteen automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Carver Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 267. It is the 918th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
Automotive students from Rio Grande 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.
Rio Grande lies in Gallia county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area has 164,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $16.95/hr average worker wage, and a $35,270 average annual salary.
Of the 19 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Rio Grande, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Adult and Community Education-Hudson comes out as the most expensive ($19,392/yr) for automotive students, with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $2,184/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rio Grande|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||31.3 miles|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||70.8 miles|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||74.6 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||84.5 miles|