Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has five computer repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Vanguard Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 38. It is the 877th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Computer Repair students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 31,100 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $41,720. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $38,190/yr and there are 960 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.058 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 34.245/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 5 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Columbus, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Rio Grande comes out as the most expensive ($21,986/yr) for computer repair students, with Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County as the lowest, reported at only $8,540/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|