Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has one HVAC school within its city limits. Wake Technical Community College has a total student population of 15,203. It is the 5106th highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
HVAC students from Raleigh 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.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Technical Community College ends up costing a student $12,759/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|