Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two computer repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Cochise College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 4,739. It is the 4804th highest ranked school in the USA and the 70th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Computer Repair students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are 14,040 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $39,770. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $39,170/yr and there are 160 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 39/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 2 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Tucson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chandler/Gilbert Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,352/yr) for computer repair students, with Cochise College as the lowest, reported at only $3,614/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|