Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has two carpentry schools within its city limits. Metro Technology Centers, the highest ranked school in the city with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 1,172. It is the 1836th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Carpentry students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 3,770 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $25,150. Carpenters in this area earn $31,870/yr and there are 2,430 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.295 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by carpenters, and 6.674/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 carpentry schools in Oklahoma City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Metro Technology Centers comes out as the most expensive ($16,578/yr) for carpentry students, with Francis Tuttle Technology Center as the lowest, reported at only $12,586/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|