Tacoma, WA (population: 200,855) has one automotive school within its city limits. Bates Technical College has a total student population of 5,458. It is the 4749th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Automotive students from Tacoma 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 Tacoma Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $30,080. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $38,050/yr and there are 1,220 employed.
Tacoma lies in Pierce county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Tacoma Metropolitan area has 265,490 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $21.39/hr average worker wage, and a $44,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.611 out of every 1000 jobs in Tacoma are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and **/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bates Technical College ends up costing a student $12,542/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tacoma|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||7.0 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||11.7 miles|