Alberta, VA has two carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Piedmont Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 2,874. It is the 5277th highest ranked school in the USA and the 113th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Carpentry students from Alberta 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 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 260 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $26,000. Carpenters in this area earn $31,460/yr and there are 320 employed.
Alberta lies in Brunswick county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 68,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.5% unemployment rate, $15.53/hr average worker wage, and a $32,290 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.656 out of every 1000 jobs in Alberta are held by carpenters, and 3.782/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 2 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Alberta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Alamance Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,868/yr) for carpentry students, with Piedmont Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,243/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Alberta|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||56.2 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||62.8 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||77.5 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||91.2 miles|