Pittsburgh, PA (population: 305,708) has three CAD schools within its city limits. Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh, the highest ranked school in the city with a CAD program, has a total student population of 275. It is the 2606th highest ranked school in the USA and the 226th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
CAD students from Pittsburgh schools who go on to become drafters, architects, computer aided designers, project architects, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,290 people working as drafters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,210. Also, Architectural and civil drafters make on average $47,710 per year and there are about 105,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Pittsburgh area alone, there are 1,340 employed architectural and civil drafters earning an average salary of $43,290. Drafters in this area earn $48,090/yr and there are 50 employed.
Pittsburgh lies in Allegheny county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Pittsburgh area has 1,114,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.5% unemployment rate, $19.93/hr average worker wage, and a $41,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.045 out of every 1000 jobs in Pittsburgh are held by drafters, and 1.202/1000 are held by architectural and civil drafters.
Of the 3 CAD schools in Pittsburgh, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Pittsburgh comes out as the most expensive ($20,218/yr) for CAD students, with Community College of Allegheny County as the lowest, reported at only $6,309/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pittsburgh|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||50.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||54.6 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||77.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||80.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||84.3 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||95.1 miles|