River Forest, IL has forty-six electronics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with an electronics program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Electronics students from River Forest schools who go on to become electronic workers, electricians, electronic technologists, electronics engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 193,570 people working as electrical and electronic equipment assemblers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $30,690. Also, Electrical and electronic engineering technicians make on average $55,410 per year and there are about 154,050 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 3,010 employed electrical and electronic engineering technicians earning an average salary of $54,480. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers in this area earn $26,150/yr and there are 6,790 employed.
River Forest lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in River Forest are held by electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, and 1/1000 are held by electrical and electronic engineering technicians.
Of the 46 electronics schools with a 100-mile radius of River Forest, only 16 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln College of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($35,056/yr) for electronics 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 River Forest|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||1.3 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||2.2 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||9.0 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||10.2 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||12.6 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||13.1 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||13.6 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||13.7 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||15.8 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||15.9 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||16.3 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||18.0 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||18.4 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||20.0 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||20.2 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||20.7 miles|