Greensboro, NC (population: 259,523) has seven gunsmithing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Wytheville Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a gunsmithing program, has a total student population of 3,783. It is the 4625th highest ranked school in the USA and the 93rd highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Gunsmithing students from Greensboro 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 Greensboro-High Point area alone, there are 1,600 employed machinists earning an average salary of $36,600. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $38,270/yr and there are 3,760 employed.
Greensboro lies in Guilford county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Greensboro-High Point area has 349,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.78/hr average worker wage, and a $39,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 10.774 out of every 1000 jobs in Greensboro are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 4.596/1000 are held by machinists.
Of the 7 gunsmithing schools with a 100-mile radius of Greensboro, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Patrick Henry Community College comes out as the most expensive ($5,363/yr) for gunsmithing students, with Wytheville Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,335/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Greensboro|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||11.8 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||23.2 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||45.4 miles|