Providence, RI (population: 170,868) has eight computer repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bay State School of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 333. It is the 1453rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Computer Repair students from Providence 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 Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area alone, there are 18,520 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $43,070. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $41,120/yr and there are 310 employed.
Providence lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.578 out of every 1000 jobs in Providence are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 34.026/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 8 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Providence, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bay State School of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($36,450/yr) for computer repair students, with Massasoit Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,610/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Providence|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||3.4 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||11.4 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||17.7 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||26.4 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||27.1 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||37.6 miles|