Pinellas Park, FL (population: 46,971) has sixteen mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Traviss Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a mechanics program, has a total student population of 471. It is the 1197th highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Mechanics students from Pinellas Park schools who go on to become mechanics, aviation mechanics, mechanical engineers, auto mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 71,890 people working as mechanical drafters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $49,790. Also, Radio mechanics make on average $42,250 per year and there are about 5,690 of them employed in the US today.
Pinellas Park lies in Pinellas county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary.
Of the 16 mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Pinellas Park, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Universal Technical Institute-Automotive Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics comes out as the most expensive ($50,092/yr) for mechanics students, with Sarasota County Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $2,150/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pinellas Park|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||8.1 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||26.6 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||43.0 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||64.5 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||70.6 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||94.2 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||95.0 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||98.0 miles|