Towson, MD (population: 55,491) has five computer repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Orleans Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 665. It is the 1580th highest ranked school in the USA and the 142nd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Computer Repair students from Towson 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 46,540 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $43,810. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $41,020/yr and there are 820 employed.
Towson lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.654 out of every 1000 jobs in Towson are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 36.960/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 5 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Towson, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($40,815/yr) for computer repair students, with Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Towson|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||8.7 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||34.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||35.8 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||36.6 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||38.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||39.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||46.4 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||46.5 miles|