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Construction Trades Schools in Massachusetts

In 2018-2019, 107 students earned their Construction Trades degrees in MA.

In terms of popularity, Construction Trades is the 6th most popular major in the state out of a total 7 majors commonly available.

Gender Distribution

In Massachusetts, a construction trades major is more popular with men than with women.


Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of construction trades majors in Massachusetts is as follows:

  • Asian: 7.5%
  • Black or African American: 7.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.2%
  • White: 66.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 7.5%

Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in Massachusetts

There are 127,360 people in the state and 5,877,640 people in the nation working in construction trades jobs.


Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in Massachusetts

Construction Trades grads earn an average of $60,650 in the state and $47,630 nationwide.


There are 7 colleges in Massachusetts that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
157 Total Students

The 5.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $33,800 after graduation. This private institution charges an average net price of $39,045.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
332 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $15,908. Of all the students who attend this school, 79% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
612 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $13,809. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
126 Total Students

78% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $35,300 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,007.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
4,449 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.00%. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,066 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 85% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,011.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,388 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,500 a year. A typical student attending North Shore Community College will pay a net price of $8,147. Of all the students who attend this school, 73% get financial aid.

Construction Trades Careers in MA

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 30% $53,760
Earth Drillers 17% $60,340
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 17% $51,680
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 16% $64,300
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 13% $64,120
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 13% $82,370
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 13% $90,930
Floor Sanders and Finishers 13% $36,360
Roofers 11% $51,640
Tile and Marble Setters 11% $40,350
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 11% $80,900
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 11% $55,710
Carpet Installers 10% $70,470
Floor Layers 10% $57,640
Glaziers 10% $51,770
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 10% $60,980
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 10% $45,550
Electricians 10% $64,530
Mechanical Insulation Workers 9% $88,680
Stonemasons 9% $48,500
Civil Engineering Technicians 9% $54,850
Carpenters 8% $57,210
Maintenance and Repair Workers 8% $45,270
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 7% $72,390
Signal and Track Switch Repairers 7% $69,720
Construction and Maintenance Painters 5% $44,230
Construction and Building Inspectors 5% $66,610
Insulation Workers 1% $41,770
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 0% $48,120

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to construction trades.

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Personal & Culinary Services 2,036
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 900
Transportation & Materials Moving 510
Precision Production 30

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