Annandale, VA (population: 60,438) has two computer repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lincoln Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 1,620. It is the 4120th highest ranked school in the USA and the 55th highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Computer Repair students from Annandale 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 70,060 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $49,130. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $46,040/yr and there are 2,920 employed.
Annandale lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Annandale are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 30/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 2 computer repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Annandale, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($40,815/yr) for computer repair students, with Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Annandale|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||4.2 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||14.9 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||15.3 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||16.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||19.3 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||24.2 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||36.6 miles|