Westbrook, ME has seven transportation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in this group with a transportation program, has a total student population of 10,384. It is the 12th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Transportation students from Westbrook schools who go on to become transportation directors, bus drivers, taxi cab drivers, train engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 92,380 people working as transportation, storage, and distribution managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $85,470. Also, Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks make on average $32,400 per year and there are about 142,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford area alone, there are 260 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average salary of $25,440. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this area earn $76,740/yr and there are 200 employed.
Westbrook lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 9 counties in Maine. Overall, the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford area has 195,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $20.01/hr average worker wage, and a $41,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.005 out of every 1000 jobs in Westbrook are held by transportation, storage, and distribution managers, and 1.346/1000 are held by reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks.
Of the 7 transportation schools with a 100-mile radius of Westbrook, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for transportation students, with North Shore Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,134/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Westbrook|
|South Portland||ME||-||2||20.6898||57||7.0 miles|
|S Portland||ME||-||1||12.3758||12||7.0 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||77.9 miles|
|New London||NH||-||5||27.7354||166||82.9 miles|