Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has one carpentry school within its city limits. Wichita Area Technical College has a total student population of 2,116. It is the 3133rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Carpentry students from Wichita schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Wichita area alone, there are 2,370 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $25,520. Carpenters in this area earn $35,060/yr and there are 1,200 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.069 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by carpenters, and 8.025/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita Area Technical College ends up costing a student $22,197/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|