North Fort Myers, FL (population: 51,280) has seven 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 North Fort Myers, 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 North Fort Myers 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 Cape Coral-Fort Myers area alone, there are 770 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $30,520. Construction managers in this area earn $102,780/yr and there are 500 employed.
North Fort Myers lies in Lee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has 201,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in North Fort Myers are held by construction managers, and 4/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 7 construction schools with a 500-mile radius of North Fort Myers, 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 North Fort Myers|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||6.1 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||8.3 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||23.7 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||26.3 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||29.9 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||86.0 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||94.2 miles|