Bluefield, VA has two aviation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Piedmont Baptist College and Graduate School, the highest ranked school in this group with an aviation program, has a total student population of 354. It is the 2967th highest ranked school in the USA and the 56th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Aviation students from Bluefield schools who go on to become aviation safety inspectors, aerospace engineers, aviators, aviation engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Aerospace engineering and operations technicians make on average $59,820 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today.
Bluefield lies in Tazewell county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Peoria area has 170,260 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,170 average annual salary.
Of the 2 aviation schools with a 100-mile radius of Bluefield, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Piedmont Baptist College and Graduate School comes out as the most expensive ($13,486/yr) for aviation students, with Mountain State University as the lowest, reported at only $7,372/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bluefield|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||57.4 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||82.4 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||98.0 miles|