Des Moines, IA (population: 200,202) has six electrician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Iowa Central Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an electrician program, has a total student population of 5,905. It is the 3768th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Electrician students from Des Moines schools who go on to become electricians, electrical technologists, maintenance electricians, journeyman electricians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 579,150 people working as electricians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,850. Also, Helperselectricians make on average $27,870 per year and there are about 90,930 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Des Moines-West Des Moines area alone, there are 100 employed helperselectricians earning an average salary of $32,710. Electricians in this area earn $47,310/yr and there are 1,150 employed.
Des Moines lies in Polk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Des Moines-West Des Moines area has 322,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Des Moines are held by electricians, and 0/1000 are held by helperselectricians.
Of the 6 electrician schools with a 100-mile radius of Des Moines, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute–Clive comes out as the most expensive ($23,627/yr) for electrician students, with Hawkeye Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,396/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Des Moines|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||6.8 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||69.4 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||88.8 miles|