Calexico, CA (population: 40,668) has thirteen jewelry repair schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Northern Arizona University, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 23,597. It is the 225th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arizona.
Jewelry Repair students from Calexico schools who go on to become jewelry repairers, jewelers, jewelry designers, jewelry makers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 23,410 people working as jewelers and precious stone and metal workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,620.
Calexico lies in Imperial county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the El Centro area has 50,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,250 average annual salary.
Of the 13 jewelry repair schools with a 500-mile radius of Calexico, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles comes out as the most expensive ($27,329/yr) for jewelry repair students, with Cerritos College as the lowest, reported at only $3,650/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Calexico|
|El Centro||CA||41,304||1||33.1701||10||8.4 miles|
|Fortuna Foothills||AZ||43,996||0||-||0||63.5 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||88.7 miles|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||89.8 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||95.8 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||97.0 miles|