Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has seven computer repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Grand River Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 102. It is the 750th highest ranked school in the USA and the 15th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Computer Repair students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 36,980 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $43,120. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $46,340/yr and there are 800 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.807 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 37.424/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 7 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($19,498/yr) for computer repair students, with Grand River Technical School as the lowest, reported at only $5,563/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|