Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has one construction school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Iowa Tech Community College has a total student population of 5,829. It is the 4248th highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Construction students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 820 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $33,930. Construction managers in this area earn $69,920/yr and there are 1,120 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.468 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by construction managers, and 1.804/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Iowa Tech Community College ends up costing a student $7,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|