Westfield, MA (population: 40,544) 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 Westfield 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 Springfield-CT area alone, there are 1,440 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $39,490. Carpenters in this area earn $53,430/yr and there are 890 employed.
Westfield lies in Hampden county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Springfield-CT area has 287,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $20.80/hr average worker wage, and a $43,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.076 out of every 1000 jobs in Westfield are held by carpenters, and 5.009/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Westfield, 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 Westfield|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||18.6 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||27.3 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||52.1 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||58.0 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||61.2 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||63.8 miles|