Tacoma has a general population of 193,556 and an overall student population of 22,872. Approximately 5,458 of Tacoma's students are enrolled in schools that offer carpentry programs.
Tacoma's largest carpentry school is Bates Technical College. In 2010, Bates Technical College graduated approximately 16 students from its carpentry program.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a carpentry certificate in Tacoma. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $4,230 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,120 for carpentry related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in carpentry, if you decide to work as a carpenter in Tacoma, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 52,670 carpenters in Washington State, 2,250 were working in the greater Tacoma area. By the year 2018, the number of carpenters is expected to decrease by -8% in Tacoma. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for carpenters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a carpenter in Tacoma is $52,670 per year, which is higher than the average for carpenters state-wide.