Pottsville, PA has eleven carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johnson College, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 411. It is the 302nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Carpentry students from Pottsville 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 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,260 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $29,250. Carpenters in this area earn $33,460/yr and there are 2,620 employed.
Pottsville lies in Schuylkill county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area has 238,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.38/hr average worker wage, and a $36,150 average annual salary. Thus, about 10.987 out of every 1000 jobs in Pottsville are held by carpenters, and 5.284/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 11 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Pottsville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($23,472/yr) for carpentry students, with Delaware County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,825/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pottsville|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||42.1 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||43.5 miles|
|East Stroudsburg||PA||-||1||60.9016||70||57.3 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||58.4 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||62.0 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||62.3 miles|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||68.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||76.3 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||78.2 miles|