Camden, NJ (population: 79,551) has seven jewelry repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Temple University, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 36,507. It is the 105th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Jewelry Repair students from Camden 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.
Camden lies in Camden county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Camden Metropolitan area has 510,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $22.09/hr average worker wage, and a $45,950 average annual salary.
Of the 7 jewelry repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Camden, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Gemological Institute of America-New York comes out as the most expensive ($24,378/yr) for jewelry repair students, with Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg as the lowest, reported at only $8,833/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Camden|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||6.5 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||11.6 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||14.1 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||15.8 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||20.7 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||30.9 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||35.9 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||39.4 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||43.4 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.4 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||49.8 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||49.9 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||50.1 miles|
|West Atlantic City||NJ||-||1||28.4243||9||51.0 miles|