Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has one construction school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. San Joaquin Valley College is the 6553rd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Construction students from Fresno schools who go on to become construction area managers, construction workers, construction professionals, construction superintendents, 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 Fresno area alone, there are 620 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $31,260. Construction managers in this area earn $94,420/yr and there are 310 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by construction managers, and 2/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, San Joaquin Valley College ends up costing a student $/yr.
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