White Plains, NY (population: 57,617) has four carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ocean County Vocational-Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 434. It is the 1071st highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick).
Carpentry students from White Plains 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 New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 23,600 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $54,270. Carpenters in this area earn $57,980/yr and there are 27,640 employed.
White Plains lies in Westchester county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.458 out of every 1000 jobs in White Plains are held by carpenters, and 4.661/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 4 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of White Plains, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Adult & Continuing Education-BCTS comes out as the most expensive ($17,670/yr) for carpentry students, with Ocean County Vocational-Technical School as the lowest, reported at only $14,064/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from White Plains|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||7.0 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||8.4 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||19.4 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||19.8 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||20.8 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||21.1 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||21.3 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||21.3 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||21.4 miles|