Fayetteville, NC (population: 177,632) 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 Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville area alone, there are 70 employed machinists earning an average salary of $29,760. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $30,580/yr and there are 1,880 employed.
Fayetteville lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Fayetteville area has 126,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.90/hr average worker wage, and a $35,150 average annual salary. Thus, about 14.906 out of every 1000 jobs in Fayetteville are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 0.594/1000 are held by machinists.
Of the 2 gunsmithing schools with a 100-mile radius of Fayetteville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Piedmont Community College comes out as the most expensive ($5,243/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 Fayetteville|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||60.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||86.9 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||88.3 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||95.5 miles|