Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has ninety-three computer repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Farmingdale State College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 6,988. It is the 591st highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Computer Repair students from Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 17,540 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $41,890. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $38,060/yr and there are 830 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.665 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 35.136/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 93 computer repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Raleigh, 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 Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $2,184/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|