Hobart, IN has three gunsmithing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Illinois Valley Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a gunsmithing program, has a total student population of 4,529. It is the 4648th highest ranked school in the USA and the 165th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Gunsmithing students from Hobart 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 Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,540 employed machinists earning an average salary of $37,290. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $42,190/yr and there are 3,340 employed.
Hobart lies in Lake county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area has 383,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 9 out of every 1000 jobs in Hobart are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 4/1000 are held by machinists.
Of the 3 gunsmithing schools with a 100-mile radius of Hobart, none have 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 Illinois Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,044/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hobart|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||15.3 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||18.8 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||19.8 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||22.2 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||23.1 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||23.6 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||25.8 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||28.3 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||29.5 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||31.3 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||37.1 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||38.4 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||40.5 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||43.7 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||45.3 miles|