Miami, FL (population: 425,242) has six construction schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about construction programs in Miami, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of construction professors at University of North Florida such as John Dryden, David Dubbelde, Aiyin Jiang, Floyd Simpson, Roberto Soares, and Carol Woodson.
Construction students from Miami 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 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,320 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $36,370. Construction managers in this area earn $112,670/yr and there are 1,700 employed.
Miami lies in Miami-Dade county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan area has 981,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Miami are held by construction managers, and 1/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 6 construction schools with a 500-mile radius of Miami, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Westside Tech comes out as the most expensive ($17,556/yr) for construction students, with Washington-Holmes Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $875/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Miami|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||4.8 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||6.4 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||8.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||10.8 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||11.0 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||11.3 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||17.8 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||25.3 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||32.2 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||34.0 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||34.6 miles|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||37.1 miles|
|Boca Raton||FL||86,084||4||34.4533||150||41.3 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||46.9 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||52.5 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||58.6 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||67.3 miles|