Altoona, PA (population: 45,489) has one carpentry school within its city limits. Altoona Area Vocational Technical School has a total student population of 241. It is the 1231st highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Carpentry students from Altoona 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 Altoona area alone, there are 390 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $25,130. Carpenters in this area earn $29,850/yr and there are 570 employed.
Altoona lies in Blair county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Altoona area has 57,240 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.03/hr average worker wage, and a $33,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.930 out of every 1000 jobs in Altoona are held by carpenters, and 6.821/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Altoona Area Vocational Technical School ends up costing a student $10,440/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Altoona|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||34.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||68.0 miles|