Dalton, GA has twenty-eight HVAC schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Alabama A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with a HVAC program, has a total student population of 5,327. It is the 651st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
HVAC students from Dalton schools who go on to become hvac specialists, plumbers, hvac sheet metal installers, air conditioning technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Mechanical engineering technicians make on average $50,700 per year and there are about 43,580 of them employed in the US today.
Dalton lies in Whitfield county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Dalton area has 66,740 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $34,740 average annual salary.
Of the 28 HVAC schools with a 100-mile radius of Dalton, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, DeVry University-Georgia comes out as the most expensive ($25,551/yr) for HVAC students, with Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville as the lowest, reported at only $3,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dalton|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||15.9 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||36.3 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||72.8 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||81.3 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||92.5 miles|