Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has forty-seven computer repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 706. It is the 806th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Computer Repair students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 110,740 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $41,430. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $39,750/yr and there are 2,170 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.844 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 43.195/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 47 computer repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Houston, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($42,750/yr) for computer repair students, with Kilgore College as the lowest, reported at only $2,728/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|