Waltham, MA (population: 60,722) has three 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 Waltham 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 6,230 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $51,920. Carpenters in this area earn $55,990/yr and there are 7,100 employed.
Waltham lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.209 out of every 1000 jobs in Waltham are held by carpenters, and 3.693/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 3 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Waltham, 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 Waltham|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||5.3 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||22.0 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||29.4 miles|