Bethlehem has a general population of 71,329 and an overall student population of 20,642. Approximately 11,196 of Bethlehem's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Bethlehem's largest drafting school is Northampton County Area Community College. In 2010, Northampton County Area Community College graduated approximately 5 students from its drafting program.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in drafting from drafting schools in Bethlehem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,464 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bethlehem drafting schools was an average of $21,824 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for drafting related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bethlehem-based drafting schools, you will have an added expense of $6,862 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,602.
After graduating with your credentials in drafting, if you decide to work as a drafter in Bethlehem, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 5,800 drafters in Pennsylvania, 270 were working in the greater Bethlehem area. By the year 2018, the number of drafters is expected to decrease by -8% in Bethlehem. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
As a drafter in Bethlehem, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,810 per year. This is higher than the average salary for drafters in the state.