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Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Connecticut

Trade Schools in Connecticut

When they consider the costs and time, many people in today's economy feel that returning to school to improve their job skills is impossible. Trade schools in Connecticut offer a viable solution: Learn a new career or improve your current one without the years that may be necessary for bachelor's or associate degree programs. The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration lists several rapidly-growing vocations that require only education from vocational schools. Here are three fast-growing fields, with salaries and future projections:

  1. Skin care specialists: The May 2009 median annual salary in Connecticut was $29,700 with 26 percent projected growth for 2008 to 2018.
  2. Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay: The May 2009 median annual salary in Connecticut was $71,000, compared to $62,300 nationwide. The 22 percent projected growth for 2008 to 2018 is higher than the national projected growth rate of 12 percent.
  3. Sound engineering technicians: The May 2009 median salary was $42,100 with 20 percent projected growth for 2008 to 2018, compared to the projected national growth rate of 6 percent.

Trade schools in Connecticut and the highest household income in the country

The median home price average from 2007 to 2009 in Connecticut was $295,800, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the Constitution State's median household income is the highest in the country at $64,900. The unemployment rate in Connecticut was at 9 percent for December 2010. The skills you learn in trade schools in Connecticut could help you be competitive in this state.

 

See also: Universities and Colleges in Connecticut

Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Connecticut

Albertus Magnus College
New Haven, Connecticut www.albertus.edu
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
Bridgeport, Connecticut www.bridgeporthospital.org/Education/
Brio Academy of Cosmetology
Meriden, Connecticut www.brioacademy.edu
Brio Academy of Cosmetology
New Haven, Connecticut www.brioacademy.edu
Butler Business School Inc
Bridgeport, Connecticut www.butlerbusiness.org
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
Westport, CT www.ccmt.edu
Connecticut Institute of Hair Design
Wolcott, CT
Connecticut School of Electronics
Branford, Connecticut www.ctschoolofelectronics.com
Connecticut Training Centers Inc
East Hartford, CT
Fox Institute of Business
West Hartford, Connecticut www.foxinstitute.com
Industrial Management Training Institute
Waterbury, Connecticut www.imtiusa.com
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut
Somers, Connecticut www.nettts.com
Northhaven Academy
North Haven, Connecticut (a Paul Mitchell partner school) www.northhavenacademy.com
Porter and Chester Institute
Stratford, Connecticut; also branch locations www.porterchester.com
Ridley Lowell Business and Technical Institute
New London, Connecticut www.ridley.edu
St Vincent's College
Bridgeport, Connecticut www.stvincentscollege.edu
Stone Academy
Hamden, Connecticut www.stoneacademy.com
Stone Academy
Waterbury, Hamden, East Hartford, Connecticut www.stoneacademy.com
The Leon Institute of Hair Design
Bridgeport, Connecticut www.leonhairschool.com
Windham Memorial Hospital - Radiologic Technology Program
Willimantic, Connecticut