Hickory, NC (population: 42,082) has one electrician school within its city limits. Catawba Valley Community College has a total student population of 5,528. It is the 5431st highest ranked school in the USA and the 122nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Electrician students from Hickory 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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton area alone, there are 230 employed helperselectricians earning an average salary of $22,980. Electricians in this area earn $32,960/yr and there are 310 employed.
Hickory lies in Catawba county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton area has 144,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $16.84/hr average worker wage, and a $35,020 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.132 out of every 1000 jobs in Hickory are held by electricians, and 1.567/1000 are held by helperselectricians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Catawba Valley Community College ends up costing a student $4,186/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hickory|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||42.1 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||57.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||65.7 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||76.4 miles|