Astoria, OR has four carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Bates Technical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 5,458. It is the 4749th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Carpentry students from Astoria 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 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 600 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $31,790. Carpenters in this area earn $35,710/yr and there are 610 employed.
Astoria lies in Clatsop county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area has 70,340 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $16.96/hr average worker wage, and a $35,280 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.607 out of every 1000 jobs in Astoria are held by carpenters, and 8.583/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 4 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Astoria, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bates Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($12,542/yr) for carpentry students, with Chemeketa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,817/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Astoria|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||82.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||99.1 miles|