Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has one carpentry school within its city limits. Austin Community College District has a total student population of 40,248. It is the 5261st highest ranked school in the USA and the 297th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Carpentry students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 7,750 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $22,180. Carpenters in this area earn $31,890/yr and there are 2,500 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.248 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by carpenters, and 10.068/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Austin Community College District ends up costing a student $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|