Salem, OR (population: 157,890) has one mechanics school within its city limits. Chemeketa Community College has a total student population of 12,217. It is the 5468th highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Mechanics students from Salem 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.
Salem lies in Marion county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Salem area has 146,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $18.82/hr average worker wage, and a $39,140 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chemeketa Community College ends up costing a student $5,817/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Salem|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||36.3 miles|