Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has eighty-five computer repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Nichols Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 78. It is the 675th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Computer Repair students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 16,080 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $39,690. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $43,300/yr and there are 520 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.155 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 35.568/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 85 computer repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Omaha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($35,056/yr) for computer repair students, with Moberly Area Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $1,000/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|