Oakwood, GA has two construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Carolina University, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 9,429. It is the 367th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about construction programs in Oakwood, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of construction professors at Western Carolina University such as Gary Burke, Donald Jensen, Doug Kinard, Ronald Mau, Ronald Miers, and Andrew Sapienza.
Construction students from Oakwood 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 Gainesville area alone, there are 30 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $37,770. Construction managers in this area earn $78,970/yr and there are 110 employed.
Oakwood lies in Hall county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Gainesville area has 71,020 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,810 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Oakwood are held by construction managers, and 0/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Oakwood, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Central Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($10,009/yr) for construction students, with Western Carolina University as the lowest, reported at only $7,622/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakwood|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||36.0 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||39.3 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||51.2 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||74.3 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.7 miles|