Lake Charles, LA (population: 71,903) has one electrician school within its city limits. Sowela Technical Community College has a total student population of 2,133. It is the 4682nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Electrician students from Lake Charles 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 Charles area alone, there are 200 employed helperselectricians earning an average salary of $27,450. Electricians in this area earn $41,570/yr and there are 590 employed.
Lake Charles lies in Calcasieu county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Lake Charles area has 89,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $17.28/hr average worker wage, and a $35,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.520 out of every 1000 jobs in Lake Charles are held by electricians, and 2.214/1000 are held by helperselectricians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sowela Technical Community College ends up costing a student $8,177/yr.