Chapel Hill, NC (population: 53,800) has thirty-seven electrician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. North Carolina A & T State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an electrician program, has a total student population of 10,614. It is the 495th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Electrician students from Chapel Hill 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 Durham area alone, there are 420 employed helperselectricians earning an average salary of $26,660. Electricians in this area earn $39,420/yr and there are 910 employed.
Chapel Hill lies in Orange county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.293 out of every 1000 jobs in Chapel Hill are held by electricians, and 1.534/1000 are held by helperselectricians.
Of the 37 electrician schools with a 100-mile radius of Chapel Hill, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute–High Point comes out as the most expensive ($22,968/yr) for electrician students, with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest, reported at only $76/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chapel Hill|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||53.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||68.4 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||68.9 miles|