Norfolk, VA (population: 234,477) has four HVAC schools within its city limits. Tidewater Tech-Trades, the highest ranked school in the city with a HVAC program, has a total student population of 105. It is the 1429th highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
HVAC students from Norfolk 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.
Norfolk lies in Norfolk county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
Of the 4 HVAC schools in Norfolk, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk comes out as the most expensive ($22,793/yr) for HVAC students, with Tidewater Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,175/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Norfolk|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||16.7 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||18.6 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||73.9 miles|