Merrillville, IN has thirty-six electrician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Purdue University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an electrician program, has a total student population of 41,052. It is the 81st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Electrician students from Merrillville 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 Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed helperselectricians earning an average salary of $28,340. Electricians in this area earn $63,850/yr and there are 1,230 employed.
Merrillville lies in Lake county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area has 383,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Merrillville are held by electricians, and **/1000 are held by helperselectricians.
Of the 36 electrician schools with a 100-mile radius of Merrillville, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, DeVry University-Illinois comes out as the most expensive ($24,959/yr) for electrician students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Merrillville|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||13.7 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||15.8 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||16.4 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||18.4 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||21.6 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||22.8 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||27.2 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||27.5 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||28.2 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||36.8 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||38.0 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||40.2 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||41.8 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||44.1 miles|