North Wales, PA has fourteen computer repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pennco Tech, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 660. It is the 908th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Computer Repair students from North Wales 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 65,560 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $44,090. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $46,540/yr and there are 1,440 employed.
North Wales lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.787 out of every 1000 jobs in North Wales are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 35.770/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 14 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of North Wales, 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 North Wales|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.8 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||12.9 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||22.8 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||26.1 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||28.1 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||35.3 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||40.9 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.3 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.7 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||47.7 miles|