Carmel, IN (population: 71,355) has three gunsmithing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo, the highest ranked school in this group with a gunsmithing program, has a total student population of 5,088. It is the 5785th highest ranked school in the USA and the 116th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Gunsmithing students from Carmel schools who go on to become gunsmithers, gunsmiths, research and development machinists, machinists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,268,930 people working as maintenance and repair workers, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,520. Also, Machinists make on average $38,940 per year and there are about 380,720 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 3,890 employed machinists earning an average salary of $40,320. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $36,370/yr and there are 8,610 employed.
Carmel lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.891 out of every 1000 jobs in Carmel are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 4.467/1000 are held by machinists.
Of the 3 gunsmithing schools with a 100-mile radius of Carmel, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo comes out as the most expensive ($12,383/yr) for gunsmithing students, with Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana as the lowest, reported at only $11,072/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carmel|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||52.7 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||73.5 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||75.9 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||91.6 miles|