Weldon, NC has two construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Wake Technical Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 15,203. It is the 5106th highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Construction students from Weldon 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 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 300 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $30,610. Construction managers in this area earn $78,740/yr and there are 270 employed.
Weldon lies in Halifax county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 181,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $16.06/hr average worker wage, and a $33,400 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.465 out of every 1000 jobs in Weldon are held by construction managers, and 1.649/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
Of the 2 construction schools with a 100-mile radius of Weldon, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($12,759/yr) for construction students, with Wilson Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,857/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Weldon|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||34.5 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||75.2 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||78.8 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||87.7 miles|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||89.1 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||96.3 miles|