Fitchburg, MA has five plumbing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boston University, the highest ranked school in this group with a plumbing program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Plumbing students from Fitchburg schools who go on to become plumbers, journeyman plumbers, plumber gasfitters, residental plumbers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Fitchburg lies in Worcester county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner area has 48,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,060 average annual salary.
Of the 5 plumbing schools with a 100-mile radius of Fitchburg, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Industrial Management Training Institute comes out as the most expensive ($32,595/yr) for plumbing students, with University of New Hampshire-Main Campus as the lowest, reported at only $16,600/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fitchburg|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||34.9 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||36.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||48.8 miles|