Gastonia, NC (population: 75,340) has thirty-six electrician schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the highest ranked school in this group with an electrician program, has a total student population of 24,701. It is the 241st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Electrician students from Gastonia 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 1,640 employed helperselectricians earning an average salary of $27,440. Electricians in this area earn $39,970/yr and there are 3,300 employed.
Gastonia lies in Gaston county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.939 out of every 1000 jobs in Gastonia are held by electricians, and 1.962/1000 are held by helperselectricians.
Of the 36 electrician schools with a 100-mile radius of Gastonia, only 6 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 Gastonia|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||22.9 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||74.4 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||78.5 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||82.9 miles|