Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Arizona


Trade Schools in Arizona

Traditionally, manufacturing, agriculture and copper were important to the Arizona economy, but diverse careers are now available. Many fields continue to expand; for example, electronics and health care are two industries that are seeing a great deal of growth in the Copper State. For trade schools in Arizona, you have a few rewarding options within these fields. All statistics are courtesy of the Department of Labor:

  1. Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay: The May 2009 median annual salary was $74,300, higher than the U.S. figure of $62,300. The projected growth rate between 2008 and 2018 is 37 percent, compared to the national estimate of 12 percent growth.
  2. Surgical technologists: The May 2009 median annual salary was $44,100, higher than the U.S. figure of $39,400, with projected growth of 31 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is higher than the national estimate of 25 percent growth.
  3. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics: The May 2009 median salary was $26,100, with projected growth in Arizona at 19 percent from 2008 to 2018.

Life, money and trade schools in Arizona

While enrolled at trade schools in Arizona, you can enjoy landmarks such as the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Hoover Dam and Monument Valley.

Trade schools in Arizona--and education in general--can help to increase your income potential. The Department of Labor reports that the 2009 median household income was $45,700, 33rd in the country. The unemployment rate in Arizona was 9.4 percent as of December 2010. Trade schools in Arizona can help those looking for a career change to overcome the challenging economy.


See also: Universities and Colleges in Arizona

Directory of Arizona Colleges & Universities

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            Automotive Service Technology
            • Has helped individuals get the training they need for the careers they want for over 45 years.
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            Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Arizona

            Academy of Radio Broadcasting
            Phoenix, Arizona www.arbradio.com
            American Institute of Technology
            Phoenix, Arizona www.ait-schools.com
            Arizona Academy of Beauty Inc
            Tucson, AZ www.arizonaacademy.com
            Arizona Automotive Institute
            Glendale, Arizona www.aai.edu
            Arizona College of Allied Health
            Glendale, Arizona www.arizonacollege.edu
            Carsten Institute
            Tempe, Arizona www.carsteninstitute.com
            Charles of Italy Beauty College
            Lake Havasu City, Arizona www.charlesofitaly.edu
            Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
            Tempe and Gilbert, Arizona www.audiorecordingschool.com
            Cortiva - Tucson
            Tucson, Arizona www.cortiva.com
            Cortiva Institute - Scottsdale
            Scottsdale, Arizona www.cortiva.com
            DeVoe College of Beauty
            Sierra Vista, Arizona
            East Valley Institute of Technology
            Mesa, Arizona www.evit.com
            Hair Academy of Safford
            Safford, Arizona
            International Academy of Hair Design
            Chandler, Arizona www.intlacademy.biz
            Maricopa Beauty College
            Avondale, Arizona www.maricopabeautycollege.com
            Maricopa Skill Center
            Phoenix, Arizona www.skillcenter.org
            Mundus Institute
            Phoenix, Arizona www.mundus.com
            Pima Medical Institute
            Tucson, Arizona www.pmi.edu
            Pima Medical Institute
            Mesa, Arizona www.pmi.edu
            Pima Medical Institute
            Mesa. Arizona www.pmi.edu
            Refrigeration School Inc
            Phoenix, Arizona www.refrigerationschool.com
            Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery
            Phoenix, Arizona www.roberto-venn.com
            Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
            Tempe, Arizona www.swiha.edu
            Southwest Skill Center - Estrella Mountain Community College
            Avondale, Arizona www.estrellamountain.edu/swsc/
            Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy
            Scottsdale, Arizona www.attheacademy.com
            Turning Point Beauty College
            Casa Grande, Arizona www.turningpointbc.net
            Universal Technical Institute
            Phoenix, Arizona. Automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine mechanics. www.uti.edu
            Chairside Dental Academy
            Mesa, Arizona. Dental assisting.