Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has forty-one gunsmithing schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County, the highest ranked school in this group with a gunsmithing program, has a total student population of 1,484. It is the 928th highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Gunsmithing students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 1,410 employed machinists earning an average salary of $37,910. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $35,680/yr and there are 8,570 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.908 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 1.956/1000 are held by machinists.
Of the 41 gunsmithing schools with a 500-mile radius of Nashville, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Madison Adult Career Center comes out as the most expensive ($12,750/yr) for gunsmithing students, with Lake Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $1,244/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|