In New Jersey an estimated 27 students graduate from carpentry schools every year. New Jersey has 2 carpentry schools to choose from, if you are interested in studying carpentry.
Located in Scotch Plains, Union County Vocational Technical School is the largest carpentry school in New Jersey, based on student population. Approximately 23 students graduated with a carpentry certificate from Union County Vocational Technical School in 2009, which was 85% of the total state carpentry graduates for that year.
A majority of those with an education in carpentry pursue a career as a carpenter. If you are planning on working in the state after graduation, you should know that the job outlook for carpenters in New Jersey is not very good. There are currently an estimated 31,050 carpenters working in New Jersey. And the government projects that this number will decrease by 0%, or to 30,900 carpenters by the year 2018.
If you work as a carpenter in New Jersey, your yearly salary can range from less than $28,943 to more than $79,573. Carpenters in New Jersey earn a median yearly salary of $49,203.