Waterford, MI (population: 75,011) has three jewelry repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Delta College, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 11,354. It is the 4947th highest ranked school in the USA and the 113th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Jewelry Repair students from Waterford 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.
Waterford lies in Oakland county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area has 1,060,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $22.33/hr average worker wage, and a $46,440 average annual salary.
Of the 3 jewelry repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Waterford, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northwest State Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,112/yr) for jewelry repair students, with Delta College as the lowest, reported at only $7,083/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waterford|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||6.2 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||8.2 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||8.2 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||11.7 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||11.8 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||16.0 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||18.9 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||19.1 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||23.6 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||24.5 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||28.1 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||31.5 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||53.5 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||55.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||67.2 miles|
|University Center||MI||-||2||19.8891||261||69.0 miles|