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Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Alabama

Trade Schools in Alabama

Trade schools in Alabama are becoming a more and more viable path to a career, with high growth rates projected for some fields, such as aviation. Many of the skilled trades could bring you a rewarding career with upward mobility and better pay. For example, trade schools in Alabama offer training programs in the following two aviation career fields:

  1. Commercial pilots: CareerOneStop reports that 59 percent of commercial pilots have bachelor's degrees; however, aviation trade schools in Alabama may not require a BA to become a pilot. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the May 2009 median annual salary for commercial pilots in Alabama as $78,100, with projected growth of 147 percent between 2008 and 2018.
  2. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians: The median annual salary in Alabama was $51,400 in May 2009, with 32 percent projected growth between 2008 and 2018.

Reasons to enroll in trade schools in Alabama

Those salaries mean a great deal, as the BLS reports that the 2009 median household income for the 2,112,600 in Alabama's workforce was $40,000. You could take advantage of Alabama's low median home prices, as well. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median home price in Alabama between 2007 and 2009 was $111,900, while the national average was $185,400. The unemployment rate in the state peaked at 11.1 percent in January and February 2010, falling to 9.1 percent as of December 2010.

See also: Universities and Colleges in Alabama

Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Alabama

Alabama State College of Barber Styling
Birmingham, Alabama
Capps College
Mobile, Foley, Dothan, Alabama; also Pensacola FL
Gadsden Business College
Rainbow City, Alabama www.gadsdenbusinesscollege.com
Gaither and Company Beauty College
Scottsboro, Alabama
Prince Institute of Professional Studies
Montgomery, Alabama www.princeinstitute.edu
Reid State College
Evergreen, Alabama www.rstc.edu
Southeastern School of Cosmetology
Birmingham, Alabama www.southeasternschoolofcosmetology.com
Virginia College - Birmingham
www.vc.edu
Virginia College - Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama www.vc.edu
Virginia College - Mobile
Mobile, Alabama www.vc.edu