Coos Bay, OR has three mechanics schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rogue Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a mechanics program, has a total student population of 5,441. It is the 5669th highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Mechanics students from Coos Bay 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.
Coos Bay lies in Coos county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area has 70,340 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $16.96/hr average worker wage, and a $35,280 average annual salary.
Of the 3 mechanics schools with a 100-mile radius of Coos Bay, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lane Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,953/yr) for mechanics students, with Rogue Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,536/yr.