Toms River, NJ (population: 131,619) has fifteen 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 Toms River 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.
Toms River lies in Ocean 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 Toms River are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 36.318/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 15 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Toms River, 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 Toms River|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||34.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||36.4 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||38.2 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||40.5 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||40.8 miles|
|West Atlantic City||NJ||-||1||28.4243||9||42.4 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||44.1 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||44.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.9 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||51.0 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||51.9 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||52.0 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||53.6 miles|