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Construction Trades Schools in South Carolina

198 students earned Construction Trades degrees in South Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

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

Gender Distribution

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

Construction Trades Majors in SC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 29.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.1%
  • White: 59.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 4.5%
Construction Trades Majors in SC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in South Carolina

90,700 people in the state and 5,877,640 in the nation are employed in jobs related to construction trades.

Construction Trades Jobs Nationwide vs. SC

Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in South Carolina

A typical salary for a construction trades grad in the state is $40,350, compared to a typical salary of $47,630 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 15 colleges in South Carolina that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,788 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 50%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,206. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

#2

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia
32 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,892 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,148 Total Students

47% of the teachers are full time. 91% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,409.

#4

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville
26 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,267 Total Students

95% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,200 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 27% are considered full time.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
22 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $14,556. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,864 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,500 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 41%.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,247 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $7,054. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $21,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,253 Total Students

34% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,600 after earning their degree at this institution. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,186.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,387 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,491 Total Students

In their early career, Piedmont Technical College grads earn an average salary of $22,700. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time. A typical student attending Piedmont Technical College will pay a net price of $10,017.

Construction Trades Careers in SC

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 26% $39,710
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 23% $59,540
Earth Drillers 22% $43,060
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 20% $33,710
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 16% $33,490
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 16% $44,310
Carpet Installers 15% $29,440
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 14% $40,650
Maintenance and Repair Workers 13% $34,630
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 13% $58,580
Stonemasons 12% $33,000
Civil Engineering Technicians 12% $45,000
Glaziers 12% $38,930
Construction and Building Inspectors 12% $46,170
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 12% $59,400
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 12% $36,660
Roofers 11% $34,250
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 11% $38,620
Tile and Marble Setters 11% $35,860
Electricians 10% $43,730
Carpenters 9% $39,410
Mechanical Insulation Workers 9% $39,000
Construction and Maintenance Painters 8% $33,220
Insulation Workers 6% $33,980
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 2% $35,560

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

Major Annual Graduates in SC
Personal & Culinary Services 1,705
Precision Production 1,226
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 1,176
Transportation & Materials Moving 453

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