Sterling Heights, MI (population: 127,075) has five construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Vanguard Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 38. It is the 877th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Construction students from Sterling Heights 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 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,090 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $42,470. Construction managers in this area earn $88,100/yr and there are 1,650 employed.
Sterling Heights lies in Macomb county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills Metropolitan area has 1,060,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $22.33/hr average worker wage, and a $46,440 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.559 out of every 1000 jobs in Sterling Heights are held by construction managers, and 1.029/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 5 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Sterling Heights, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Toledo comes out as the most expensive ($14,248/yr) for construction students, with Wayne County Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $3,274/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sterling Heights|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||5.6 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||7.6 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||7.8 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||9.1 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||9.5 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||12.2 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||12.8 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||17.8 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||18.9 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||21.2 miles|
|Port Huron||MI||-||5||17.4204||129||40.9 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||41.3 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||74.6 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||82.0 miles|