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Construction Trades Schools in New Jersey

828 Construction Trades students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Construction Trades is the 5th most popular major in the state.

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.9%
  • Black or African American: 29.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 28.7%
  • White: 33.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
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Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in New Jersey

There are 125,440 people in the state and 5,877,640 people in the nation working in construction trades jobs.

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Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in New Jersey

Construction Trades grads earn an average of $60,610 in the state and $47,630 nationwide.

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There are 13 colleges in New Jersey that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

290 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,427 Total Students

In their early career, Lincoln Tech - Union grads earn an average salary of $29,200. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,352. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it.

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
847 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,200 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it.

103 Degrees in Major Awarded
668 Total Students

81% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This private school has an average net price of $22,126. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

100 Degrees in Major Awarded
210 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,064.

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
177 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $27,100 after graduation.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
364 Total Students

67% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,000 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 3 to 1.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
92 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,309. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
105 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 27% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,900 a year.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,793 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,128. 53% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,500 a year.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,489 Total Students

In their early career, Brookdale Community College grads earn an average salary of $26,600. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,987.

#10

Rowan University

Glassboro
12 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
19,618 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $38,500 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $25,529. The 5.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Construction Trades Careers in NJ

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 101% $44,000
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 19% $63,700
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 17% $53,680
Glaziers 16% $64,590
Roofers 15% $59,340
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 15% $90,570
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 15% $55,670
Carpet Installers 15% $51,120
Tile and Marble Setters 15% $48,440
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 14% $66,790
Electricians 13% $64,290
Mechanical Insulation Workers 13% $74,360
Earth Drillers 12% $57,460
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 11% $45,200
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 10% $75,060
Civil Engineering Technicians 10% $57,530
Carpenters 9% $58,190
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 9% $88,610
Maintenance and Repair Workers 7% $42,800
Construction and Maintenance Painters 7% $49,720
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 7% $73,690
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 5% $52,950
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 4% $55,380
Insulation Workers 4% $33,000
Construction and Building Inspectors 3% $64,770

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

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Personal & Culinary Services 3,070
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 1,246
Precision Production 229
Transportation & Materials Moving 64

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