Belmont, NC has two gunsmithing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Montgomery Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a gunsmithing program, has a total student population of 1,036. It is the 4906th highest ranked school in the USA and the 94th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Gunsmithing students from Belmont 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 1,690 employed machinists earning an average salary of $36,500. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $36,520/yr and there are 8,250 employed.
Belmont 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 9.842 out of every 1000 jobs in Belmont are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 2.013/1000 are held by machinists.
Of the 2 gunsmithing schools with a 100-mile radius of Belmont, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Piedmont Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($8,367/yr) for gunsmithing students, with Montgomery Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,315/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Belmont|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.0 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||74.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||77.5 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||79.0 miles|