West Allis, WI (population: 59,345) has twenty-five automotive schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. UTI of Illinois Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with an automotive program, has a total student population of 2,759. It is the 2407th highest ranked school in the USA and the 88th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Automotive students from West Allis 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are ** employed electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles earning an average salary of $40,610. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this area earn $41,440/yr and there are 3,870 employed.
West Allis lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.741 out of every 1000 jobs in West Allis are held by automotive service technicians and mechanics, and **/1000 are held by electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles.
Of the 25 automotive schools with a 100-mile radius of West Allis, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, UTI of Illinois Inc comes out as the most expensive ($61,824/yr) for automotive students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Allis|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||56.1 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||56.7 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||63.7 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||64.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||65.2 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||66.0 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||68.1 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||70.1 miles|