Blairsville, PA has seven carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Altoona Area Vocational Technical School, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, 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 Blairsville 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 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,270 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $30,070. Carpenters in this area earn $37,310/yr and there are 1,330 employed.
Blairsville lies in Indiana county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 160,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $17.02/hr average worker wage, and a $35,400 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.307 out of every 1000 jobs in Blairsville are held by carpenters, and 7.904/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 7 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Blairsville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh comes out as the most expensive ($16,178/yr) for carpentry students, with Community College of Beaver County as the lowest, reported at only $4,128/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Blairsville|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||62.4 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||73.7 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||77.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||89.9 miles|