Edison, NJ (population: 100,524) has twenty-one computer repair schools within a 100-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 Edison 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 Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area alone, there are 35,660 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $47,130. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $44,390/yr and there are 960 employed.
Edison lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area has 981,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $24.21/hr average worker wage, and a $50,350 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.975 out of every 1000 jobs in Edison are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 36.318/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 21 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Edison, only 6 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 ($39,689/yr) for computer repair students, with Northampton County Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,153/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edison|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||5.0 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||5.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||7.4 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||12.2 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||16.2 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||18.9 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||20.5 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||20.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||24.6 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||25.3 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||26.4 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||26.5 miles|