Altoona, PA (population: 45,489) has one mechanics school within its city limits. Altoona Area Vocational Technical School has a total student population of 241. It is the 1231st highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Mechanics students from Altoona 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.
Altoona lies in Blair county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Altoona area has 57,240 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.03/hr average worker wage, and a $33,340 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Altoona Area Vocational Technical School ends up costing a student $10,440/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Altoona|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||34.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||68.0 miles|