West Palm Beach has a total population of 82,103 and a student population of 10,180. Of these students, 2,542 are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
The largest drafting school in West Palm Beach, by student population, is Lincoln College of Technology. In 2010, Lincoln College of Technology graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in drafting.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a drafting degree from one of West Palm Beach's drafting schools. If you decide to attend a drafting school in West Palm Beach, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $17,536.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Palm Beach, your job prospects are not very good. There were 9,600 drafters working in Florida and 550 working in the greater West Palm Beach area in 2010. The government projects that the number of drafters in West Palm Beach will decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in West Palm Beach is $46,960 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for drafters.