Traverse City, MI has one jewelry repair school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ferris State University has a total student population of 13,865. It is the 2147th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Jewelry Repair students from Traverse City 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.
Traverse City lies in Grand Traverse county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area has 113,210 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.26/hr average worker wage, and a $35,910 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ferris State University ends up costing a student $14,370/yr.