Banner Elk, NC has eleven carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bob Jones University, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 3,956. It is the 2593rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Carpentry students from Banner Elk 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 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,660 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $23,490. Carpenters in this area earn $31,920/yr and there are 2,380 employed.
Banner Elk lies in Avery county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 12.158 out of every 1000 jobs in Banner Elk are held by carpenters, and 8.479/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 11 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Banner Elk, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bob Jones University comes out as the most expensive ($13,970/yr) for carpentry students, with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Banner Elk|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||91.0 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||97.0 miles|