Beaumont, TX (population: 110,900) has twelve automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. School of Automotive Machinists, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 96. It is the 707th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Automotive students from Beaumont 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 Beaumont-Port Arthur area alone, there are 40 employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $22,120. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $38,710/yr and there are 820 employed.
Beaumont lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Beaumont-Port Arthur area has 159,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $18.65/hr average worker wage, and a $38,800 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.112 out of every 1000 jobs in Beaumont are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and 0.246/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 12 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of Beaumont, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc comes out as the most expensive ($59,736/yr) for automotive students, with Louisiana Technical College-Morgan Smith Campus as the lowest, reported at only $1,835/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beaumont|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||56.8 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||68.1 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||71.5 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||72.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||80.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||91.4 miles|