Columbus has a total population of 185,781 and a student population of 12,828. Of these students, 4,172 are enrolled in schools that offer carpentry programs.
Columbus's largest carpentry school is Columbus Technical College. In 2010, approximately 44 students graduated from the Carpentry program at Columbus Technical College.
In 2010, 53 students graduated with a carpentry certificate from one of Columbus's carpentry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,031 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for carpentry related books and supplies each year.
Many carpentry graduates choose to work as carpenters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbus, your job prospects are average. There were 30,460 carpenters working in Georgia and 460 working in the greater Columbus area in 2010. Columbus's carpenter workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for carpenters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a carpenter in Columbus is $31,680 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for carpenters.