Reading has a general population of 81,207 and an overall student population of 15,124. Approximately 872 of Reading's students are enrolled in schools that offer drafting programs.
Of the 1 drafting schools in Reading, the largest drafting school, by student population, is Berks Technical Institute. In 2010, Berks Technical Institute graduated approximately 23 students from its drafting program.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a drafting degree in Reading. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,901 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for drafting related books and supplies every year.
Many drafting graduates choose to work as drafters after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Reading, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,100 drafters in Pennsylvania, 170 were working in the greater Reading area. By the year 2018, the number of drafters is expected to decrease by -6% in Reading. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Reading is $44,950 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for drafters.