Dobson, NC has one carpentry school within its city limits. Surry Community College has a total student population of 3,599. It is the 5006th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Carpentry students from Dobson 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.
Dobson lies in Surry 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 Dobson are held by carpenters, and 8.479/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Surry Community College ends up costing a student $3,573/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dobson|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||33.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||49.5 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||66.1 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||99.3 miles|