Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has two construction schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Harlem School of Technology Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with a construction program, has a total student population of 40. It is the 1784th highest ranked school in the USA and the 153rd highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Construction students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,680 employed painters, construction and maintenance earning an average salary of $38,170. Construction managers in this area earn $104,620/yr and there are 1,560 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.851 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by construction managers, and 0.917/1000 are held by painters, construction and maintenance.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Harlem School of Technology Inc comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for construction students, with Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School as the lowest, reported at only $7,656/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|