With an overall population of 1,551 and a student population of 2,192, approximately 2,192 of Oakdale students attend one of Oakdale's schools that offer drafting programs.
The largest drafting school in Oakdale, by student population, is Pittsburgh Technical Institute and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSA). In 2010, Pittsburgh Technical Institute graduated approximately 53 students from its drafting program.
In 2010, 99 students graduated with a drafting degree in Oakdale. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,400 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,160 for drafting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,625 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $19,673.
If you decide to work as a drafter in Oakdale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 5,800 drafters in Pennsylvania. Of these drafters, 1,210 were working in the greater Oakdale area. The number of drafters in Oakdale is expected to decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Oakdale is $43,610 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for drafters.