Tacoma, WA (population: 200,855) has one carpentry school within its city limits. Bates Technical College has a total student population of 5,458. It is the 4749th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Carpentry students from Tacoma 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 Tacoma Metropolitan area alone, there are 2,020 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $43,310. Carpenters in this area earn $49,400/yr and there are 2,920 employed.
Tacoma lies in Pierce county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Tacoma Metropolitan area has 265,490 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $21.39/hr average worker wage, and a $44,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.012 out of every 1000 jobs in Tacoma are held by carpenters, and 7.624/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bates Technical College ends up costing a student $12,542/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tacoma|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||7.0 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||11.7 miles|