Plainfield, NJ (population: 45,854) 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 Plainfield 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.
Plainfield lies in Union county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary.
Of the 7 jewelry repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Plainfield, only 2 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 Studio Jewelers as the lowest, reported at only $8,964/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Plainfield|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||9.1 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||10.5 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.2 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||13.1 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||14.4 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||19.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||22.1 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||23.6 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||24.6 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||25.3 miles|