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Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Colorado

Trade Schools in Colorado

In today's economy, you may wish you could go back to school to upgrade your job skill set, but you may not be able to afford university tuition or even a two-year degree program. That's where trade schools in Colorado can help. They offer an upgrade -- or a change -- in your skill set that is typically faster and thus less expensive than a degree education.

Several occupations are booming in Colorado, like surgical technologists, in the fast-growing medical field. Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, here are two top vocations that you could train for at trade schools in Colorado:

  1. Court reporters: The May 2009 median salary in Colorado was $72,200, compared to the nationwide salary of $47,800 for this career. The projected growth from 2008 to 2018 is 30 percent.
  2. Surgical technologists: The May 2009 median annual salary was $44,500, compared to the U.S. salary of $39,400, with 30 percent projected growth for 2008 to 2018.

How trade schools in Colorado fit into the economic picture

CareerOneStop reports that the Centennial State's median household income in 2009 was $55,900, 11th highest in the country and higher than the national figure of $49,800. Colorado's average 2007 to 2009 median home price was $234,100, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the unemployment rate in Colorado was 8.9 percent for December 2010.

The extra income you could earn with the new skills from trade schools in Colorado could help extensively. Enjoy living in the beautiful state of Colorado while investing in your future.

See also: Universities and Colleges in Colorado

Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Colorado

Academy of Beauty Culture
Grand Junction, Colorado
Americana Beauty College #2
Colorado Springs, CO
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Denver, Colorado www.bel-rea.com
Boulder College of Massage Therapy
Boulder, Colorado www.bcmt.org
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture
Fort Collins, Colorado www.cheeksusa.com
Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture
Greeley, Colorado www.cheeksusa.com
Colorado School of Healing Arts
Lakewood (Denver), Colorado www.csha.net
Concorde Career College
Aurora, Colorado. Medical or dental assistant, insurance coding specialist, respiratory therapist, surgical technologist, vocational or practical nursing. www.concorde.edu
Cortiva Institute - Colorado
Denver (Broomfield), Colorado. School of massage therapy. www.cortiva.com
Emily Griffith Opportunity School
Denver, Colorado www.egos-school.com
Hair Dynamics Education Center
Fort Collins, Colorado
Heritage College
Denver, Colorado www.heritage-education.com
Institute of Business and Medical Careers
Fort Collins, Colorado www.ibmc.edu
Intellitec College
Grand Junction, Colorado www.intelliteccollege.com
Intellitec Medical Institute
Colorado Springs, CO www.intelliteccollege.com
International Salon and Spa Academy
Colorado Springs, CO coloradosprings.csbeautyschools.com
Ohio Center for Broadcasting - Colorado Campus
Denver, Colorado www.beonair.com
Pickens Technical College
Aurora, Colorado www.pickenstech.org
Pima Medical Institute
Denver, Colorado www.pmi.edu
Pima Medical Institute
Colorado Springs, CO www.pmi.edu
Redstone College
Denver (Broomfield), Colorado www.redstone.edu
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy
Colorado Springs, CO toniguyacademy.com
Xenon International School of Hair Design III
Aurora, Colorado www.xenonintl.com
Redstone Aviation
Inglewood CA, Broomfield CO. Airframe + powerplant maintenance, advanced electronics technology (avionics); heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC). Does not offer flight or flight attendant training.