Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has one computer repair school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mt Hood Community College has a total student population of 8,897. It is the 5161st highest ranked school in the USA and the 58th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Computer Repair students from Portland 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 36,440 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $45,960. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $38,510/yr and there are 980 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.988 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 36.680/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mt Hood Community College ends up costing a student $5,174/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|