Lakewood has a total population of 58,211 and a student population of 14,761. Of these students, 8,188 are enrolled in schools that offer carpentry programs.
Of the 1 carpentry schools in Lakewood, the largest carpentry school, by student population, is Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom. In 2010, Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom graduated approximately 4 students from its carpentry program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a carpentry certificate from one of Lakewood's carpentry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,883 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $996 for carpentry related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Lakewood after graduating from carpentry school, you should know that job prospects for carpenters in Lakewood, which is the most popular carpentry profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 carpenters in Washington State were working in the greater Lakewood area. The number of carpenters in Lakewood is expected to decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for carpenters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a carpenter in Lakewood is $52,670 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for carpenters.