Port Saint Lucie, FL (population: 163,859) has fourteen mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. American Advanced Technicians Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a mechanics program, has a total student population of 135. It is the 1439th highest ranked school in the USA and the 59th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Mechanics students from Port Saint Lucie 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.
Of the 14 mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Port Saint Lucie, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ATI Career Training Center comes out as the most expensive ($31,020/yr) for mechanics students, with Indian River State College as the lowest, reported at only $2,138/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Port Saint Lucie|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||39.1 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||49.4 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||54.5 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||59.6 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||64.7 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||68.6 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||70.0 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||70.1 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||73.2 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||79.9 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||87.8 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||92.9 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||93.9 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||94.9 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||96.1 miles|