Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has three jewelry repair schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. College of the Albemarle, the highest ranked school in this group with a jewelry repair program, has a total student population of 2,796. It is the 4791st highest ranked school in the USA and the 91st highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Jewelry Repair students from Virginia Beach 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.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
Of the 3 jewelry repair schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, John Tyler Community College comes out as the most expensive ($4,710/yr) for jewelry repair students, with Tidewater Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,175/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|