Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has seventy-five computer repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Farmingdale State College, the highest ranked school in this group with a computer repair program, has a total student population of 6,988. It is the 591st highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Computer Repair students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 33,120 employed installation, maintenance, and repair employees earning an average salary of $40,460. Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers in this area earn $38,150/yr and there are 520 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.709 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers, and 45.037/1000 are held by installation, maintenance, and repair employees.
Of the 75 computer repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 3 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 ($40,815/yr) for computer repair students, with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $2,184/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|