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

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