West Paterson, NJ 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 West Paterson 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 New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 161,220 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $47,920. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $44,630/yr and there are 4,570 employed.
West Paterson lies in Passaic county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.902 out of every 1000 jobs in West Paterson are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 31.839/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 21 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of West Paterson, 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 West Paterson|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||7.7 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||10.3 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||11.1 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.0 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||14.3 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.3 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||18.7 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||19.1 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||20.2 miles|