Mission Viejo, CA (population: 95,388) has nine jewelry repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bethesda Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 295. It is the 741st highest ranked school in the USA and the 47th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Jewelry Repair students from Mission Viejo 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.
Mission Viejo lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary.
Of the 9 jewelry repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Mission Viejo, only 5 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 Mission Viejo|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||5.4 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||6.2 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||9.0 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||12.7 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||15.5 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||18.6 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||19.5 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||20.6 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||21.4 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||25.6 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||28.5 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||31.9 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||32.6 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||33.9 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||34.6 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||35.6 miles|