Morristown, NJ has eight carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johnson College, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 411. It is the 302nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Carpentry students from Morristown 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 Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,120 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $50,110. Carpenters in this area earn $55,260/yr and there are 5,450 employed.
Morristown lies in Morris county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.594 out of every 1000 jobs in Morristown are held by carpenters, and 4.224/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 8 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Morristown, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson College comes out as the most expensive ($18,990/yr) for carpentry students, with Delaware County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,825/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Morristown|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||11.6 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||12.0 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||16.3 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||21.3 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||22.1 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||22.8 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||22.9 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||23.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||25.6 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||26.3 miles|