Brevard, NC has one gunsmithing school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Piedmont Technical College has a total student population of 5,566. It is the 5493rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Gunsmithing students from Brevard 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 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 480 employed machinists earning an average salary of $28,570. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $31,930/yr and there are 2,440 employed.
Brevard lies in Transylvania county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.444 out of every 1000 jobs in Brevard are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 2.474/1000 are held by machinists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Piedmont Technical College ends up costing a student $8,367/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brevard|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||56.7 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||80.5 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||98.6 miles|