Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has two computer repair schools within its city limits. Phoenix College, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 12,164. It is the 5232nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 80th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Computer Repair students from Phoenix schools who go on to become computer repair technicians, computer technicians, linux technicians, mac technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 111,600 people working as computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $39,420. Also, Installation, maintenance, and repair employees make on average $42,210 per year and there are about 5,114,150 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 65,340 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $41,820. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $41,560/yr and there are 1,510 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 37/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 2 computer repair schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Paradise Valley Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,882/yr) for computer repair students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|