New Bedford, MA (population: 90,869) has two carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. North Bennet Street School, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 144. It is the 1016th highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Carpentry students from New Bedford 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 New Bedford area alone, there are 290 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $42,970. Carpenters in this area earn $49,410/yr and there are 440 employed.
New Bedford lies in Bristol county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the New Bedford area has 63,420 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.2% unemployment rate, $19.66/hr average worker wage, and a $40,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.864 out of every 1000 jobs in New Bedford are held by carpenters, and 4.563/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of New Bedford, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Bennet Street School comes out as the most expensive ($61,218/yr) for carpentry students, with Manchester Community College as the lowest, reported at only $17,487/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Bedford|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||2.1 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||9.4 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||23.7 miles|
|West Barnstable||MA||-||1||8.73914||72||29.4 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||29.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||48.0 miles|