Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two automotive schools within its city limits. Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis, the highest ranked school in the city with an automotive program, has a total student population of 787. It is the 3634th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Automotive students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 2 automotive schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis comes out as the most expensive ($10,620/yr) for automotive students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.