Myrtle Beach, SC has nine HVAC schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southeastern Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a HVAC program, has a total student population of 2,393. It is the 2115th highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
HVAC students from Myrtle Beach 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.
Myrtle Beach lies in Horry county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway area has 110,810 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $14.74/hr average worker wage, and a $30,670 average annual salary.
Of the 9 HVAC schools with a 100-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayetteville Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($13,508/yr) for HVAC students, with Robeson Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,229/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Myrtle Beach|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||82.4 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||85.7 miles|