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Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Arkansas

Trade Schools in Arkansas

Historically, food products, lumber and wood, and cotton have been important industries in Arkansas, but many other careers are now thriving. Some factors in the Arkansas economy could indicate a growing need to further your job skills. Trade schools in Arkansas can help, and you wouldn't have to spend years in school to earn a bachelor's or an associate degree.

Several occupations that require only vocational training are experiencing extensive growth. Here are examples from the Department of Labor of careers that may require only vocational training, with May 2009 median salaries for Arkansas:

  1. Security and fire alarm systems installers: $29,400, with projected growth at 35 percent from 2008 to 2018, compared to the U.S. growth rate estimate of 25 percent
  2. Surgical technologists: $32,700, with projected growth of 34 percent between 2008 and 2018, compared to the U.S. growth rate estimate of 25 percent
  3. Court reporters: $26,600, with 32 percent projected growth between 2008 and 2018, compared to the national growth rate estimate of 18 percent

Trade schools in Arkansas and the greater economy

The potential for better pay after graduating from trade schools in Arkansas mixes well with the fact that the Land of Opportunity is more affordable than many other states. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the Arkansas average median home price between 2007 and 2009 was $97,200. That's $88,200 less than the national average of $185,400. The 2009 median household income was $36,500, according to the Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in Arkansas tends to be low, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the highest it has been in the recent economic malaise was 7.9 percent for December and November 2010.

See also: Universities and Colleges in Arkansas

Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Arkansas

Arkadelphia Beauty College
Arkadelphia, Arkansas www.arkadelphiabeautycollege.com
Arkansas Aviation Technologies Center
Fayetteville, AR www.arkansasaviation.org
Arkansas Beauty School
Little Rock, AR www.arkbeautyschool.com
Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design
North Little Rock, AR
Arthur's Beauty College Inc
Jacksonville, Arkansas www.arthursbeautycollege.com
Arthur's Beauty School Inc
Conway, Fort Smith, Jacksonville, Pine Bluff, Arkansas www.arthursbeautycollege.com
Baptist Health Schools of Nursing and Allied Health
Little Rock, Arkansas www.bhslr.edu
Bee Jay's Hairstyling Academy
Little Rock, Batesville, Arkansas www.bjacademy.net
Blytheville Academy of Cosmetology
Blytheville, Arkansas
De Luxe Beauty School
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Eastern College of Health Vocations
Little Rock, Arkansas www.echv.com
Eaton Beauty Stylist College Inc
Little Rock, Arkansas
Fayetteville Beauty College
Fayetteville, Arkansas www.fayettevillebeautycollege.edu
Hot Springs Beauty College
Hot Springs, Arkansas www.hotspringsbeautycollege.com
Lee's School of Cosmetology
North Little Rock, Arkansas www.lsctraining.com
Lynndale Fundamentals of Beauty School
El Dorado, Arkansas
Margaret's Hair Academy, Inc
Russellville, Arkansas
Marsha Kay Beauty College
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Mellie's Beauty College
Fort Smith, Arkansas
New Tyler Barber College Inc
North Little Rock, Arkansas newtylerbarbercollege.com
Professional Cosmetology Education Center
El Dorado, Arkansas
Searcy Beauty College Inc
Searcy, Arkansas
Tennessee Technology Center at Ripley
Ripley, Arkansas www.ttcripley.edu
Velvatex College of Beauty Culture
Little Rock, Arkansas
 
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