Harlingen, TX (population: 66,846) has three construction management schools within a 1000-mile radius of its city center. Waynesville Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction management program, has a total student population of 49. It is the 880th highest ranked school in the USA and the 23rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Construction Management students from Harlingen schools who go on to become construction superintendents, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 204,760 people working as construction managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $93,290. Also, Painters, construction and maintenance make on average $37,320 per year and there are about 214,240 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Brownsville-Harlingen area alone, there are 140 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $23,080. Construction managers in this area earn $51,690/yr and there are 150 employed.
Harlingen lies in Cameron county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Brownsville-Harlingen area has 122,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $14.94/hr average worker wage, and a $31,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.196 out of every 1000 jobs in Harlingen are held by construction managers, and 1.098/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 3 construction management schools with a 1000-mile radius of Harlingen, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sikeston Career and Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($13,101/yr) for construction management students, with Waynesville Career Center as the lowest, reported at only $12,492/yr.
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