- What is the MARCC-WV?
The MARCC is a branch of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America that covers Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC. The West Virginia District of the MARCC provides service and representation to Carpenters and Millwrights in our state.
We represent framers, floorlayers, commercial, industrial, and residential carpenters, pile drivers, sheet rockers, and many other specialties.
We represent workers who perform turbine maintenance and installation, machinery alignment, conveyor work and more.
Are you considering a career?
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has prodice a study that shows the top ranking careers in college education. What one must remember is that most people come out of college with exhorbitant load payments and the need to relocate after completing their degree study. Below you will find the most recent rating for college majors. What you won't find is that Union construction workers attend apprenticeship training for FREE and owe nothing after their initall training. All the while they are making money DURING their training. One full year of work as a journeyman worker equates to what one will hopefully make coming out of college (not counting what you have to pay for student loans!). Union construction can lead to a career of high wages for you and your family. Don't think that because you go to college you will make $100,000 a year.
One thing to remember...A college Degree doesn't equal job skills. It only means you have the book knowledge to learn skills. Apprenticeship teaches you both WHILE earning a living. When you look at it, these folks aren't making too much starting out.
Top 10 Most Profitable College Majors
Graduating seniors in this subject area can expect a starting salary at a whopping $55,900 on average--even with no work experience--followed by electrical engineering at $52,899, according to a new salary survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges & Employers.
Top 10 most profitable college majors and the average starting salary:
- Chemical engineering, $55,900
- Electrical engineering, $52,899
- Mechanical engineering, $50,672
- Computer science, $50.046
- Accounting, $45,723
- Economics/Finance, $45,191
- Civil engineering, $44,999
- Business administration, $38,850
- Marketing, $36,260
- Liberal arts majors, $30,828
Source: National Association of Colleges & Employers
The NACE survey polled 83 private and state colleges nationwide. Some interesting facts:
- While computer science grads have had ever increasing salary offers, that streak ended this year with offers that were 2 percent less than a year ago.
- Accounting and economics experienced the greatest growth, rising 11 percent from a year ago.
- Liberal arts majors, such as history, English, chemistry and biology, may have finished last but they experienced an increase of 6.1 percent since the previous year.
- The average salary offer to marketing graduates fell by 3.4 percent from a year ago.