Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has seven computer repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bay State School of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 333. It is the 1453rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Computer Repair students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 45,640 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $50,620. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $46,400/yr and there are 1,020 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.606 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 27.073/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 7 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Boston, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bay State School of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($36,450/yr) for computer repair students, with Massasoit Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,610/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|