Americus has a general population of 17,013 and an overall student population of 5,465. Approximately 2,562 of Americus's students are enrolled in schools that offer carpentry programs.
Americus's largest carpentry school is South Georgia Technical College. In 2010, South Georgia Technical College graduated approximately 3 students from its carpentry program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a carpentry certificate from one of Americus's carpentry schools. Tuition in 2009 at Americus's carpentry schools was $7,375 per year for instate students and $9,175 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $870 for carpentry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,600 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $4,485.
After graduating with your credentials in carpentry, if you decide to work as a carpenter in Americus, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 30,460 carpenters in Georgia. Of these carpenters, 730 were working in the greater Americus area. The number of carpenters in Americus is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for carpenters.
As a carpenter in Americus, you can expect to make an average salary of $24,070 per year. This is lower than the average salary for carpenters in the state.