Livingston, NJ has fifty-four HVAC schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johnson College, the highest ranked school in this group with a HVAC program, has a total student population of 411. It is the 302nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
HVAC students from Livingston 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.
Livingston lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary.
Of the 54 HVAC schools with a 100-mile radius of Livingston, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($39,689/yr) for HVAC students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Livingston|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||2.9 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||4.3 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||9.0 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||14.6 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||14.9 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||17.1 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||17.6 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||19.2 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||19.5 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||21.5 miles|