Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has one project management school within its city limits. South Puget Sound Community College has a total student population of 5,651. It is the 5098th highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
Project Management students from Olympia schools who go on to become construction managers, project managers, construction professionals, construction area managers, 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, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Olympia area alone, there are 470 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $35,540. Construction managers in this area earn $101,270/yr and there are 110 employed.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.099 out of every 1000 jobs in Olympia are held by construction managers, and 4.858/1000 are held by construction laborers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Puget Sound Community College ends up costing a student $7,992/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|